Please support Team Michael by joining our virtual 5K run during April as part of International Autism Awareness month. This is an opportunity to learn more about Autism and get great exercise during this unfortunate time. Also, you can make a contribution to our fundraiser by sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will advance 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.
Drowning is the leading cause of death of children with Autism. Ninety percent of these death are of children that are fourteen years and younger which are associated with wondering off and eloping.
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.