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March 2017: Supporting siblings of autism!
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     Perspective     





 
The Joy of Being in the Same Place
Jessie and her brother couldn't be more different, but over time they found that they can actually see eye-to-eye.


Perspective    
 



The Journey Forward
After the primary caregiver passed away, a family had to decide who would take care of a sibling with autism.

How To  
 

   
 

Supporting Siblings
Real people provide tips on supporting their siblings with autism. Tip #1: "Don't pretend I don't know my sibling is different."

Resource Spotlight  



   
 

Book Review: “Autism and the Family”
Want to know how therapists and educators can support siblings and parents? Check out this new book by Kate Fiske, PhD.

 

OAR News     

    
What OAR Has in Store for April and Beyond
Find out how we'll bring awareness and acceptance for autism in our communities during Autism Awareness Month.

Calling Volunteers of All Ages

Volunteer with OAR to help support our ongoing initiatives.

OAR Offers $30,000 Research Grants

OAR is accepting applications for its Applied Research Competition through March 27.

Scholarship Applications Accepted Through May 5
OAR will accept applications for the 2017 OAR Scholarship Program through Friday, May 5.

 

Community News

Parents Plan Community for Adults with Autism

Faced with a lack of independent living options for their adult son with autism, a Dallas couple embarked on a $12 million housing project to develop a safe and enriching community for adults on the spectrum. 

Upcoming Events in 2017


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

March 27: Applied research proposals due

April 1: World Autism Awareness Day

May 7: Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and Hallf Marathon (Pittsburgh, PA)

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