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April 2021 OARacle: Autism Acceptance
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Perspective
Reconsidering the Importance of Quality of Life

The pandemic has given us a glimpse of what it is like to live with the systemic barriers to opportunity autistic adults face.

How To
Teaching the “Kit for Kids” Virtually in 8 Easy Steps

Teaching the “Kit for Kids” program virtually is easy to do if you follow these steps to adapt the Kit for an online audience.

Research 
Improving Autism Services Access for Navajo Families

The goal of this OAR-funded study is to reduce barriers to care for Navajo parents and their autistic children.

Resource Spotlight
OAR’s April Health Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series highlights issues related to health, health care access, mental health, and suicide prevention.

OAR News
Autism Acceptance Month Has Arrived!

Celebrate by collaborating with OAR to increase autism acceptance in our communities and across the country.

Become an Autism Materials Distributor

As an autism materials distributor, you can provide resources to your neighbors, friends, teachers, first responders, and others.

Apply for an Autism Education Grant

These grants support projects that promote autism awareness and acceptance, with amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Apply Now for an OAR Scholarship

OAR is accepting applications for the 2021 OAR Scholarship Program until May 3.


Congratulations to the Youth Art Contest Winners!

OAR received many amazing entries for its inaugural art contest from artists in 15 states and three countries.

ONEHOPE Wine Contributes $25,000 to OAR

ONEHOPE Wine donated $10,000 to the Active for Autism 5K and Kids Dash and $15,000 for ONEHOPE Awards.

La’Mical Perine Signs on as Celebrity Ambassador

The New York Jets running back announced his role as OAR’s new celebrity ambassador in February. 

For Jobseekers With Autism, Having a Mentor Helps

This article from Next Avenue highlights how the Hire Autism portal recruits mentors with relevant life experience.

Community News
The Latest on the Pandemic and Education

Featured this month are school reopening guidance, flexible funding, and creative use of educational technology.
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