Organization for Autism Research

Raise Money. Fund Research. Changes Lives

Our Story


The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) sets out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. OAR is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis.

Recognizing that autism is a lifelong disorder and that people with autism will spend most of their lives as adults, OAR has crafted a research strategy that considers the total population. By focusing on five principal areas: diagnosis, treatment, education, work, and housing, this approach supports the conventional wisdom vis-a-vis the importance of early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment and recognizes the critical role of education, work and housing relative to life's prospects for adults with autism.

OAR’s mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism.

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Contact Information


Organization for Autism Research
Organization for Autism Research
2000 N. 14th Street Suite 240.Arlington, VA22201