As many of you know I’ve recently got into the whole running thing, so I decided to sign up for the NYC Marathon this November, my first full marathon. I am teaming up with Organization for Autism Research (OAR). An amazing organization who strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. As many people who care for or know a child with any disability will know there is no set handbook, no one size fits all, and every child is different and come with their own needs that deserve to be met in order for them to not only reach their full potential, but for them to be happy, content, and safe regardless of their environment and for parents with children with disabilities to know theirs child is understood even when that family member is not around. So go on and donate a few dollars or so to this amazing organization and watch me run 26.2 miles this November!! Thanks in advance for any donation made!!!
Please help me support 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. $40,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.