Edit in profile section

Ruth Ann Luna's Fundraising Page

Ruth Ann Luna

Ruth Ann Luna

During this pandemic, families caring for children and adults with autism have really struggled. We've certainly had our share of challenges with Kellen, but we've been lucky to be supported by great special education teachers at his school, who are always thinking outside of the box to figure out the best path for him. Not every family or child has access to the resources (and good teachers are VALUABLE resources) that they need, and it takes a village to make that happen.

I've always loved that the Organization for Autism Research focuses on research and interventions that can help today rather than years from now. OAR supports families as well as teachers, first responders, and students. They've even started a college scholarship for students with autism. I know that these are difficult times for many families, but small donations can still make a difference!

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.


I ran 7 miles towards my goal!


I ran 5 miles towards my goal!


I ran 3.01 miles towards my goal!


raised of $1,000 goal

Endurance Challenge

15.01 miles
of 189 mile goal

Recent Donations

1. Ruth Ann Luna