GreatNonprofits, a major charity-rating website, has recognized OAR as a “top-rated” nonprofit organization for the twelfth year in a row. GreatNonprofits provides a platform for community members to provide firsthand testimonials about the impact of nonprofit organizations. OAR’s “top-rated” recognition is based on reviews by OAR friends, volunteers, and community partners who provided overwhelmingly positive feedback during this year’s campaign. OAR is honored and deeply appreciative of such a positive response to its continued efforts to raise money, fund research, and change lives for autistic people and their families.
These are some of the highlights from the 2021 reviews, which touch upon many of the important aspects of OAR programming:
“I am continually grateful for OAR. I know when I refer people to OAR for resources, they will not only receive useful and valuable information but they will be treated with respect and kindness. The guides for educators, parents, self advocates, siblings and military families are filled with helpful information to use on a daily basis. In addition there are scholarships, employment programs, research grants and more that OAR shares with the community.” – Professional
“I have found the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) an invaluable resource. In particular, its blog is an informative and educational destination for me to learn more about people on the autism spectrum.” – Parent
“OAR is a key nonprofit organization for many reasons: 1) they target career guidance which is a key quality of life issue 2) the staff is highly committed 3) they provide excellent resources 4) their trainings are organized and complete. OAR helps to bridge the transition to employment, and I highly recommend them. I am proud to be part of their team, and I believe in their mission.” – Volunteer
“OAR is an autism organization that has consistently promoted autism education and acceptance. I know I can always trust the data and resources provided by OAR and frequently refer my families, students, and colleagues to their website and materials.” – Volunteer and professional
To be recognized as a “top-rated nonprofit” on GreatNonprofits greatly helps OAR’s fundraising efforts, and in turn, enables OAR to spread autism acceptance and understanding to a wider audience. That this recognition stems from community endorsement makes the award even more meaningful. OAR extends its sincere gratitude to GreatNonprofits for the award and to its friends and supporters for affirming OAR’s positive work within the autism community for the past 12 years.