Please help support the team by either joining as a runner or by making a donation to our fundraiser. To join as a runner or walker, scroll down on this webpage, click on the "join the team" button and complete the registration information. There is no cost to join the team and participate as a runner.
To make a donation, click on the donation button next to any of the team members or the donation button at the top of the webpage. Every dollar we raise will advance Organization for Autism Research's great cause!
Anyone running or walking with the team can complete their 5K run (12.5 laps) at the Garnet Valley High School track between 9AM and noon on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Those who can't be there on April 3rd can also run a 5K virtually any time during the month of April (Autism Acceptance Month).
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.