API Supports the Organization For Autism Research (OAR)



OAR, the Organization for Autism Research, is one of our favorite autism-related charities here at Autism Plugged In.  This non-profit organization is unique because it focuses on the day-to-day problems that children with autism face and the challenges that their families encounter.  OAR works to help improve the daily lives of people with autism spectrum disorders by providing funding to researchers who focus on areas such as “education, communication, self care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living.”

OAR: Rated One of the Best Charities in America

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has been certified as one of the “Best in America” by the Independent Charities of America Organization.


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In addition, Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates the financial health, accountability, and transparency of America’s charities and is recognized as America’s premiere independent charity evaluator, has awarded its highest 4-Star Rating to the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) — see their review here.


OAR Supports Education

In addition to funding research, OAR has sponsored the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program since 2008, as described on their website:

“to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school.”

Applications for the 2012 competition are due Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:59pm EST, for those of you who might be interested.


How Autism Plugged In Supports OAR

  • Autism Plugged In donates all profits from affiliate revenue generated on this site via advertising or sales to OAR.
  • Autism Plugged In held a local cell phone recycling fundraiser through PhoneRaiser.com in order to raise money that was donated to OAR.
  • Autism Plugged In’s Founder, Jack Kieffer, recently published “7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps” and plans to donate all profits from the sale of this eBook to support autism research, education, and awareness.

If you’d like to learn more about the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), visit their website.



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  2. […] the everyday lives of children with autism.  To read more about OAR why we support them, visit this post I wrote a while back.In case you weren’t aware, all of the ad revenue, affiliate profits, and spare change that we […]

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My name is Jack Kieffer and I'm a blogger sharing my love of technology at blogs like Cool Gizmo Toys, Greenamajigger, and here at Autism Plugged In where I'm trying to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.

Several years ago, I began volunteering with special needs kids, who gave me much joy and an appreciation for life. This blog is my way of giving back. Any proceeds from this effort are used to support my friends with autism. Read more about Jack or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.