January 2017: Happy New Year from everyone at OAR!
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How To  


Prepare for a Transition
Dr. Diane Adreon offers these suggestions to help ease transitions to new environments for children and teens with autism.

Research Preview   



Factors in Vocational Outcomes
New OAR-funded study at Drexel will examine how modifiable factors affect vocational rehabilitation outcomes.



The Value of Patience and Perspective
Autism mom, Jenn Lynn, says it takes great patience and positivity to find the miracle in each moment.

Resource Spotlight      


New Website Features Research Portal
OAR’s new research portal provides a bank of information on OAR-funded research studies.


OAR News


Scholarship Program Now Open
The 2017 OAR Scholarship Program is accepting applications through Friday, May 5.

OAR Invites Research Applications
OAR is accepting applications for its Applied Research Competition and Graduate Research Grant Program.

New Year, New Staff Member
OAR welcomes Saman Kamgar-Parsi who joined the staff as a programs and outreach associate.

Community News

Penguin Robot Designed to Help Children with Autism

Interactive robot is designed to provide therapy support and reduce costs.

"Off the Rails" Tells Darius McCollum’s Story
new documentary captures the story of a man with Asperger syndrome whose love of transit has landed him in trouble.


Upcoming Events in 2017


January 15: RUN FOR AUTISM - 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon (Houston, TX)

February 10: Graduate research grant proposals due

March 19: 2017 United Airlines NYC Half (New York City, NY) 


March 25: Casino Night (Arlington, VA)

March 27:
Applied research preproposals due

May 7: RUN FOR AUTISM - Dick's Sporting Goods Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay (Pittsburgh, PA) 


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Funds raised go directly to the identification of research priorities and the funding of applied research grants that will help individuals and families today. Donations are fully tax-deductible.
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