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 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. $30,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.
So, now you have the statistics and the numbers as to where your money goes. On a personal level, Zachary was diagnosed at the age of three with high functioning autism. We were given the right direction to provide Zachary with a phenomenal support network that included speech therapy, physical therapy, involvement with the school personnel, Individualized Education Plans. The list is endless. Zachary is where he is now in life because of the help we were able to receive for him at a young age. I want to give back to an organization that helps those on the spectrum reach their full potential.