My name is Michael, and I am a 17 year old boy with Autism. I started running for exercise after things were closed for germs (my term for COVID-19) and running has become a healthy part of my daily routine. On April 11, 2021, I am running a virtual 5K to raise awareness and funding for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Please help support me by taking a moment to learn more about autism, and by contributing to my fundraiser. Feel free to share my page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance the Organization for Autism Research's great cause!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM? 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you’re supporting OAR’s mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.
Here are some of the ways that OAR uses the funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM team:
$10 provides a Curriculum in a Box professional development set to general education teachers. $25 provides 15 copies of A Guide to Safety to families and first responders. $100 provides the Kit for Kids peer education resource to an entire elementary or middle school. $150 provides 100 copies of a Life Journey through Autism guidebook sent to a community support group or military installation. $1,000 provides a research grant for a graduate student studying autism. $3,000 provides a scholarship for a student with autism to attend college. $40,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.