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Guide Tackles Autism Safety Issues

In January 2015, OAR released “A Guide to Safety,” the newest installment of the “Life Journey Through Autism” series. Since then, OAR has distributed over 3,000 copies to homes, classrooms, fire and police departments, and resource libraries. Designed with families, educators, and first responders in mind, the goal is to give readers the tools and…

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OAR Blog Offers Personal Insights, Resources, and Tips

Sometimes, families need a space to openly discuss with and learn from other families facing similar challenges. The OAR blog addresses this need by serving as a forum for self-advocates, parents, educators, and medical professionals to share information about autism. The blog is a collection of stories and personal insights that share resources and serve…

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Video Helps Explain Autism to College Faculty

The Harvard Review of Psychiatry recently highlighted a significant upsurge in the number of people with autism spectrum disorders attending college in its summaries of the latest findings in ASD research. As a result of that upsurge, more and more colleges and universities are offering programs that support college students with autism. Even so, academic…

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Jobs Portal Getting Ready for Launch Later This Year

When OAR launches its employment Web site later this year, it will offer job seekers with autism in the Northern Virginia/Tyson’s Corner area a place to find meaningful employment opportunities and the supports necessary to succeed long term. The Web site will be tailored to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers. The…

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Autism Siblings Resources Target an Important Demographic

In August 2014, OAR released a set of three online Autism Sibling Support resources for parents, teens, and children. The goal was to shine a light on an important but often overlooked demographic: brothers and sisters of individuals with autism. OAR recognized that these future advocates, potential caretakers, and lifelong friends require more support and…

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A Guide to Safety Helps You Keep Your Child Out of Harm’s Way

For many parents of children with autism, even the most straightforward safety concerns can be overwhelming, often lasting into the child’s adulthood. There are questions that other parents don’t have to worry about in the same way, like, “Will my nonverbal child with autism know how to ask for help when he gets lost?” or…

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New Sibling Resources Fill a Critical Need

It’s always exciting news when OAR expands its collection of informational materials for members of the autism community. Today’s announcement is even more meaningful because we’re shining the spotlight on an important but often overlooked demographic: brothers and sisters of individuals with autism. To kick off its “Autism Sibling Support” initiative, OAR is releasing a…

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