Organization For Autism Research Inc
Rating: 5 stars 62 62 reviews 4,403
2000 N. 14th Street Suite 240 Arlington VA 22201 USA
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001; it is the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of its seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus. The mission of OAR is to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR defines applied research as research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of people with autism. It entails the systematic investigation of variables associated with positive outcomes in such areas as education, communication, self-care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living. In this context, it extends to issues related to family support, the efficacy of service delivery systems, and demographic analyses of the autism community. OAR funds studies that address these issues, and uses knowledge gained from research to develop and disseminate resources that are relevant and responsive to the everyday experiences of the entire autism community.
Research: research encompassed the work of oar's scientific council as it pertains to the direction and selection of oar-funded research studies, funding research and general oversight of the research program.
information: informed and provided evidence-based resources for parents, families, educators, and other consumers in the autism community. The major components are: oar's web site, www. Researchautism. Org; the oaracle, oar's monthly e-newsletter; the "life journey through autism" series, consisting of eight community-friendly autism resource guides; the military families initiative, operation autism, www. Operationautismonline. Org; and the "autism in the school house" initiative.
education: formal structured educational forums and formats, such as conferences, seminars, and workshops on a specific topic or theme and web-based or printed materials designed along the same lines, and college/vocational scholarships for persons with autism. The primary vehicle is the conference-on-the-road program through which oar partners with selected autism organizations that host a conference to provide autism research and subject matter experts presenting on topics of high interest to the autism community. Oar conducted three in fy2015.
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OAR is an excellent resource for families. It is also great for small organizations to provide tools to the many families they service. The material they provide is invaluable and is easy to read, understand and digest in order to help you care for or provide services to those diagnosed with autism. It is also great that there staff is friendly as well as knowledgable.
Thank you OAR for your resources.
OAR is a fabulous organization that provides in-depth, easy to use and high quality resources to the autism community. OAR’s mission is unique in that they raise money for applied research projects to help answer the most pressing questions and issues facing individuals with autism as well as their parents, caregivers, and teachers. OAR's connections to the best scientific minds in the autism community help shape and guide their mission.
I run an organization dedicated to the interests of children, teens and adults who have siblings with special needs. More than half of the participants in our youth programs have siblings with autism. So we were very excited to find the great sibling materials offered by OAR and have been distributing them throughout Wisconsin. Great resource for parents and professionals. Thank you for your work and continuing to research the needs of people with autism, their siblings and families.
I have worked with the staff in this organization and am very pleased at how helpful they have been. They are quick to respond and aim to please. We love all the materials they offer and will be ordering again. Thank you for all you do!
I have had privilege to work on many projects with OAR , as well as benefit from the vast resources they have available for families, professionals, etc. I am impressed with the dedication of the organization's staff and volunteers. They truly care about making a real difference in the lives of people that are affected by Autism.
Knowledge is power, and huge thanks to this organization and website for providing such valuable information both in and out of the special needs community. Everyone benefits from the work that The Organization for Autism Research does. The awareness and acceptance of autism in our communities is spreading far and wide, and creating a more positive community for my son TJ, 15 with autism, to live in. As a mom of this amazing boy, I am so grateful to this organization. Every day.
OAR is an extraordinary organization, changing the lives of those with Autism. As a mom of a child with non-verbal autism it is important to me that my son and family feel supported and understood by our community. The resources available to families like mine are so valuable. The resources that are being offered to schools about awareness and acceptance are excellent. The thought and care put into their siblings initiative is astounding. It fills my heart with joy to be able to say that I am involved with this organization in my state as an Autism Support Coach and parent. The support of more people is needed so that OAR can continue its mission and growth.
As a mother to a young man with autism, I have had the opportunity of working with many organizations that serve the autism population over the past 20 years. I was pleased to connect with OAR and learn about the work they are doing to support the autism community. Many organizations are unwilling to actually listen to their clients, but not OAR. They are open minded and responsive to those they are serving. This is a great organization that I am happy to support.
I am a Penguin Group (USA) author with Asperger's syndrome and have had the honor of writing blog entries for Organization for Autism Research, Inc. among remaining involved in their endeavors for the autism community. It continues to impress me how much they have accomplished to help my peers on the autism spectrum and have encouraged me to continue writing even when it is difficult to find the energy. Most important, they encourage individuals like me to better ourselves and seek employment as well as other opportunities that rage against the so-called limitations of people on the autism spectrum. It will be a pleasure to help them in any way within the future and know they will do the same for me!
- Jesse A. Saperstein Author of "Atypical" and "Getting a Life with Asperger's"
OAR has been a valued supporter of our organization for the past few years. They continually provide quality resources that are utilized in the home, school setting, and by working professionals in the state of Wisconsin. They have also been a great connection to experts in the field. Through their networking systems we have been connected to renowned speakers who have provided presentations highly attended and appreciated by our members. We are very grateful for this organization and look forward to building upon our partnership for years to come.