Edit in profile section

Thalia Ma's Fundraising Page

Thalia Ma

Thalia Ma

Please help me support autism research by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Organization for Autism Research's great cause! 


We've come a long way already from when I was growing up in terms of understanding and supporting neurodiversity, but there's still so much more that can be done to educate and reduce the stigma associated with autism. As a mom to two young kids, I have been so fortunate to have a close group of mom friends who not only helped me recognize when my son needed extra support, but also normalized the experience of seeking help. This has allowed me to be more empathetic to my child and actively work to create a nurturing environment where he can thrive. This is what I want for all the children and adults out there who may be overlooked and dismissed.

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.


raised of $2,000 goal

Recent Donations