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About the Organization for Autism Research - April’s #EveryCaseCounts Charity Partner

About the Organization for Autism Research - April’s #EveryCaseCounts Charity Partner
About the Organization for Autism Research - April’s #EveryCaseCounts Charity Partner

At Casely, making a difference matters to us, whether designing your next killer iPhone case to brighten up your life or making a difference to people near and far.

This month, we’re celebrating Autism Awareness Month with one of the most remarkable organizations for our #EveryCaseCounts campaign. Drumroll, please, for our April partner Organization for Autism Research (also known as OAR)!

Keep reading and discover how you can help make the world a kinder place for people with autism!

What Is the Organization for Autism Research?

Seven people whose daily lives were affected by autism founded OAR in 2001. The group set out on a mission to use science to answer the questions and challenges autistic individuals, their teachers, their family members, and their caregivers had faced.

OAR cares about the daily lives of those on the spectrum. That’s why OAR doesn’t fund research into what causes autism. Instead, they dedicate their research to topics that relate to the everyday. For example:

  • Education
  • Parent and Teacher Training
  • Communication
  • Self-care
  • Social Skills
  • Employment
  • Behavior
  • Community

On top of that, OAR’s mission includes spreading new and valuable information to as many members of the autism community as possible!

How Does OAR Help?

Families

Being diagnosed or knowing someone diagnosed with autism is often a life-changing event. OAR believes that informed action, treatments, and interventions enhance a child’s quality of life.

That’s why they have a family guidebook, the autism siblings initiative, and employment support, to name a few resources.

Self-Advocates

OAR understands that for autistic teens and adults, navigating high school, college, or employment can be challenging. Not only do they offer resources like sex-ed for self-advocates and hire autism employment support, but they also want to provide opportunities.

Practical opportunities for self-advocates include employment mentorship, scholarships, and the chance to be involved in future research projects!

Teachers

As well as offering educators resources to understand autism better, OAR wants to provide opportunities, such as peer education grants.

To help teachers, OAR has a dedicated ‘teacher’s corner’ where teachers can find resources on educating people with Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorder!

Researchers

Research drives OAR, ensuring everyone in the community can stay informed. They even offer research grants to keep the hard work going!

How Can You Help?

OAR is always excited to welcome people who want to do good and champion their hard work. You can help by:

  • Giving
  • Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • Running For Autism
  • Partnering with OAR

So support OAR however you can, including shopping with us to make a difference!

A portion of Casely’s profits go to all the essential work that OAR is striving to do, so if you buy your next fabulous case this April, you’ll be helping to make a difference. Plus, if you post a pic of your new case on Instagram with the hashtag #EveryCaseCounts, we’ll donate another dollar!

So please help us spread the good work of OAR today!

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