Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page! I have been lucky enough to find a career path that I love and helps me give back to children on a daily basis - as a pediatric Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I am responsible for the assessment, creation, and ongoing supervision of behavioral therapy programs for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The kiddos I have worked with throughout my career have made a substantial impact on my life and I am excited I can give back to them again through raising funds for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). With a background in medical and psychological research, I was very excited to find an organization that priorities research studies and works to further our understanding of ASD on biological, behavioral, and cultural levels. I will be running the 2020 Chicago Marathon in support of OAR and would be so thankful for any donation you can make towards my journey!
Please help me support Organization for 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!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM? 1 in 68 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. $30,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.