Latest News | Organization for Autism Research - Part 99

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Autism Plugged In Hosts Online Music Festival to Benefit OAR

On February 5th and 6th, join the party on and help raise money for the Organization for Autism Research. The Bass for Autism festival features over 20 EDM artists, including Dodge and Fuski, Spag Heddy, SubVibe, Barely Alive, Panda Eyes, and more. Proceeds will go directly to OAR. To learn...

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OAR Is Accepting Applications For Its Graduate Student Grant Program

OAR invites research proposals for its 11th annual Graduate Student Grants Program. OAR seeks proposals from researchers conducting studies that will benefit individuals and families living with autism today. Proposals will be accepted through February 14th.  Interested Master’s students and Doctoral candidates can find more information on the Grad Grants...

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Help OAR Write A New Guide to Personal Safety!

OAR is writing a new guide to personal safety across the lifespan and we need YOUR help! Please take this 5-minute survey and let us know which topics are most important to you. Your opinions will directly influence the topics we cover in the guide. For more information on the...

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OAR Expands Its Kit for Kids

December 20, 2013 – OAR is excited to announce the release of two new components to its Kit for Kids peer education resource: an animated video that brings the “What’s up with Nick?” story to life and a set of student activity workbooks. You can read the official press release here....

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OAR Announces Applied Research Grant Recipients

At its annual meeting on October 8, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2014. Five of these studies have been confirmed; the remaining two are under consideration pending discussions with the researchers and a...

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OAR Publishes New Training Manual for Teachers

Thanks to a fruitful collaboration with researchers from the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, including Scientific Council member Kara Hume, Ph.D., OAR is excited to announce the availability of a new “Autism in the Schoolhouse” resource, Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School...

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Update on TRICARE and ABA Services for Military Families

In December 2012, The OARacle (the monthly e-newsletter of the Organization for Autism Research) reported on legal and Congressional action that enabled TRICARE to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services – the most researched and arguably most efficacious behavioral intervention – for military children affected by autism under its basic coverage program.  Regarded...

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OAR Announces 2013 Graduate Research Grant Recipients

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 Graduate Research Grants.  This program, open to graduate students pursuing Master or Doctoral degrees, awards up to $1,000 and $2,000 respectively to those conducting research related to autism spectrum disorders. This year, OAR will make...

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New Training DVD Brings Autism Education to Life for Teachers

A recent study (Teffs and Whitbread, 2009) found that more than one-third of general education teachers received no formal special education training. To address this concern, OAR worked in close partnership with Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools to develop a research-based training tool that prepares middle and high school teachers...

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Camp Lejeune Welcomes Dr. Peter Gerhardt for EFMP Forum

  OAR’s ongoing efforts in support of military families recently reached another high point when Scientific Council Chairman, Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., gave the keynote presentation for the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Special Needs Forum at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, N.C., on February 13.  As usual,...

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OAR releases “Navigating the Special Education System” guidebook

Every parent knows that getting any child through school is a challenge.  But for parents of children on the autism spectrum, the vast majority of whom require special services in order to successfully access the curriculum, this task can be burdensome or downright overwhelming even before a child reaches school...

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West Coast Conference on Autism

Please join the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and The Autism Society of Santa Barbara at their jointly sponsored West Coast Conference on Autism. Keynote speakers include Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., the head of the Organization for Autism Research’s Scientific Council. You can read more about the conference and register here....

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