December 2016: Happy Holidays from everyone at OAR!
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How To  


Teaching Peers About Autism
Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D., a member of OAR’s Scientific Council, offers suggestions for how to use the Kit for Kids based on his research project evaluating the kit.


Research Review   



Education-Based Program Improves Sleep
How can adolescents with ASD get a better night's sleep? An education-based program might hold the answer.



15 Years of Excellence 
Peter Gerhardt, chairman of OAR’s Scientific Council, explains why he’s grateful for the Council and the work it does.

Resource Spotlight      


Guide Helps Parents Navigate Research
OAR’s A Parent’s Guide to Research provides foundational information about how to evaluate and understand autism research.


OAR News     

2016 Applied Research Competition Winners Announced 
Last month, OAR's Scientific Council identified six winning studies, and the Board approved them for funding beginning in January.

November OCALICON A Success for All
As part of its Conference-on-the-Road program, OAR partnered with OCALI to feature session speakers from OAR's Scientific Council during its OCALICON 2016 conference.

OAR is "Top-Rated" Six Years in a Row  

For the sixth year in a row, GreatNonprofits, a major charity-rating website, has recognized OAR as a "top-rated" nonprofit organization.

OAR Invites Applications for Research Funding  

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

Community News

Toys R Us Offers Special Shopping Time for Children with Autism

Some Toys R Us stores in the United States and the United Kingdom are holding quiet shopping hours for families who have a child with autism.

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 27: Applied research proposals due



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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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