To spread awareness and be an advocate for the autism community, I'm raising money to support the Organization of Autism Research (OAR) and your contribution will make an impact! As a speech pathologist working with people on the autism spectrum and a running enthusiast, dedicating these miles to raise support and awareness is an effort to turn my passions into action.
Thank you for your support!
OAR is ranked by Charity Navigator as the #1 autism-related charity. Donations help support a number of OAR’s programs including one program I am particularly passionate about, the “Hire Autism” portal for encouraging employers to hire adults with autism along with various programs, scholarships and resources for autistic self-advocates.
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM? 1 in 54 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.