Mercyhurst Students Visit OAR
May 02, 2023
OAR welcomed six autistic students, including five rising seniors, from the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) to learn about OAR’s programs and resources in March. The AIM program, founded in 2008, supports autistic students and helps them thrive in five domains: academic, social, emotional, vocational, and independent living. AIM’s support includes:
The visit to OAR was a part of one of those vocational trips. The students learned about OAR’s volunteer opportunities, scholarships, research grants, Hire Autism, and other resources. The students were most interested in Hire Autism and the Synchrony Tech scholarship.
The AIM group members were excited and enthusiastic about potentially using some of OAR’s resources in their continuing education and career search.