Get the reliable information you need.

OAR strives to make a difference in the daily lives of persons with autism and their families.

We publish a series of practical, evidence-based guidebooks;
maintain targeted, supportive websites; offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students; and also
provide resources specifically for military families impacted by autism.

The following sections are designed to address your specific needs. Click on a section to learn more.


The diagnosis of autism is a life-changing event. It opens a phase of life that raises many often-difficult questions. As time passes, questions continue to rise and often seem to outnumber the answers. OAR provides some answers to support families with autism.


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Navigating high school, college, and the job market can be a challenging time that raises many often-difficult question.


No parental instinct is as intense and fundamental as keeping one’s child safe.  Autism presents its own set of vulnerabilities that can make safety even more challenging to handle. Find out more with these Autism Safety Resources


Our scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum.

OAR is an excellent non-profit. For some families of individuals with autism, it is an essential first stop after they hear a diagnosis. The same goes for educators, law enforcement, and other professionals looking to learn about autism and foster acceptance within their community.

— Adult Self-Advocate

As the parent of an individual with autism, I have been impressed and helped by OAR’s commitment to disseminate evidence-based information through OAR’s Web site, resource guides, and monthly e-newsletter. I regularly recommend these resources to other caregivers, teachers, and therapists. It is wonderful to have an organization like OAR providing information we can trust!

—OAR Donor

I think what makes OAR special is the thought they put into every decision. Everything is personal, and every decision is made with the best interests of the people they’re serving: parents, professionals, military members, self-advocates, and families. They know that wading through research when you already have a lot on your plate isn’t easy, so they try to streamline the experience of parents and educators. They just… get it. Which is why their resources and fundraising just make sense and end up being so helpful. [They’re] the first place I’d send someone looking for autism resources, information, and fundraising opportunities.

—OAR Volunteer

A charity like OAR doesn’t succeed on its own.

We rely on people’s generosity, time, and assistance to help fund research studies, produce and distribute guides and more.