When you purchase this shirt apart of our ‘Unity in the Community’ line, the proceeds will be donated to the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). OAR is rated #1 among autism charities by Charity Navigator because of its careful and appropriate use of donor funds, its transparency, and its accountability. It is a national autism organization that “strive[s] to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers.” The organization supports applied research, which it defines as “practical research that examines issues and challenges that children and adults with autism and their families face every day.” In addition, it has a strong emphasis on ensuring that adults with autism reach their potential. Some of its programs include:
-Scholarships to college for adults with autism.
-Programs and resources for autistic self-advocates.
-“Hire autism,” a portal for employers interested in hiring adults with autism.