Michael Cleary is an 18 year old boy that was diagnosed with autism when he was 20 months old. He is running a 5K on Sunday, April 3rd at the Garnet Valley High School track to raise awareness about autism and donations for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). He is asking that you come out and join the effort by running or walking a 5K, or just to learn about autism. It’s a great opportunity to use running to help advance efforts to better understand autism and learn more about the daily challenges of those affected by autism.
Please help me support by making a donation 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 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.