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Welcome to the OAR Blog! This blog is an open forum for parents, educators, self-advocates, family members, and professionals to post and find information about autism. It is our hope that the stories, dialogue, and resources shared here may be an added source of support for autism families. If you are interested in contributing a post to the OAR Blog, please contact us at programs@researchautism.org.

Struggles and Successes on the Spectrum
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September 28th, 2016 | (0)

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what your child is thinking or feeling. When ...

How sending a simple “Thank You” turned into the best night ever.
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September 21st, 2016 | (0)

Sometimes people can come to our rescue in many different ways. In Heather Nelson’s ...

An Autistic Woman Addresses 9 Common Misconceptions About Autism
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September 14th, 2016 | (0)

From an outsider's perspective, it is hard to understand what it's like to have autism ...

“But She’s Too Social To Be Autistic” – WRONG!
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September 7th, 2016 | (0)

Autism looks different for each person. Although social deficits are common, there are no defining ...

Five Tips that Helped Improve My Child's Behavior
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August 31st, 2016 | (0)

It can be hard to be a parent and a part-time therapist when your children ...

Autism, Exams, and Anxiety
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August 24th, 2016 | (0)

Exams are stressful no matter your age or grade level. On top of the already-existing ...

Proud: An Understatement
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August 17th, 2016 | (0)

It is especially neat when a child spreads awareness about autism from their perspective. The ...

Can Speech Challenged Students Get an Appropriate Education?
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August 10th, 2016 | (0)

Because education is crucial in every child's development, there are many ideas on how to ...

He’s Just a Boy Who Can’t Say No
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August 3rd, 2016 | (0)

Learning to balance when to say “yes” and when to say “no” can be difficult ...

The Upside of Playing Pokemon Go as a Person on the Autism Spectrum
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July 27th, 2016 | (0)

Pokemon Go has become very popular within recent weeks with its nostalgic characters reappearing on ...