Please help me support the Organization for Autism Research by making a contribution to my fundraiser and/or sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Organization for Autism Research's great cause!
WHY I RUN FOR AUTISM? As an educator I have seen the impact that education, support, inclusion, and awareness can have on students with autism and their families. My heart has forever been changed by students with autism, and through this fundraiser I hope to make a difference in the research & support available for people with autism.
1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By supporting 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.
I am kicking off the fundraising with the amount I would’ve paid to enter the marathon through the lottery. I am excited about this opportunity to run the Chicago Marathon for a cause I am passionate about!