I am so excited and honored to be running the Chicago Marathon, Oct 2023, for a cause that is very dear to me and my family. Personally, this marathon is a "bucket list" event, but to be able to raise money for Autism Research makes it even more special than I can put into words. Please know that every dollar I raise will advance the Organization for Autism Research's great cause in providing education and treatment concerns that directly impact the day-to-day quality of life for autistic people and their families.
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM? 1 in 44 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.
Thank you for joining me in this great cause! Together let's Run For Autism!