September 2020 OARacle: Back to School
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Back to School: Five Things My Kids Are Teaching Me

This fall, says one parent, her children have taught her how to approach a most unusual new school year.

How To
Meet the Challenges of Virtual Learning

Parenting during a pandemic poses new and bigger challenges. Education may be the biggest of all. These suggestions can help.


Can Paraprofessionals Provide Training to Students Who Use AAC?

An OAR-funded study examined the effectiveness of coaching by special education teachers to teach paraprofessionals to provide communications training

Resource Spotlight

Resources to Supplement Virtual Learning

Students, parents, and teachers can make use of OAR’s online educational resources.

OAR News
Register for Skilled Trades Webinar

Explore skilled trades as a vocational option for your autistic loved one. Register for the webinar to learn more.

Volunteers Needed to Review Transition to Adulthood Guide

The guide was last updated in 2006. We would appreciate your help in making this version a great resource for parents and others.

OAR Needs Reviewers for Friendship Resource

Help us with our new resource for kids by volunteering as a reviewer

Graduate Grant Competition Opens September 14

OAR welcomes proposals that are likely to produce practical results that can help parents, professionals, and people with autism.

Virtual Active for Autism 5K Raises $70,000

More than 500 runners, representing 34 different states and 6 different countries, participated in this global event

OAR Joins Forces with Partners in PROMISE

Through this partnership, OAR and PiP will work together to support and inform military families.

Help Make OAR a “Top-Rated” Charity

With your review on GreatNonprofits, OAR can be a “top-rated” nonprofit for the eleventh year in a row.

A Rewarding Remote Internship Wraps Up

Lance Silberstein, OAR’s summer intern, reports on the highs and lows of a remote internship.

Community News
Difficult Decisions About Returning to School

Are there good models for in-school education for students with special needs in the era of COVID-19? 
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