With one in 59 children in the U.S. diagnosed, many people have a family member with autism. We should all be so lucky. My sister makes me one of those lucky ones.
Her name is Beth. Not Elizabeth - Beth.
Everyone on the spectrum engages the world in their own way, and we could all benefit from learning about how they understand the world.
If you've met my sister Beth, she has your age and date of birth memorized. Meeting her for the first time? She'll pepper you with questions until she knows you better. If only I could be so thoughtful. Another year, another forgotten birthday card. I'm sorry, you should have made better friends with Beth.
She knows more than she says, and if you are a part of the Kennedy family she knows you better than most
WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE TO ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH (OAR), AND WHY IS THE GOAL $34,285?
Why support this run? With it, you're supporting OAR's mission to fund resources and research. Both designed to help those with autism and their families.
Why $34,285? That's enough to help at least 100 people and potentially thousands more, by backing the projects below. This is how OAR uses just some of its funds:
$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" peers education resource to an ENTIRE elementary or middle school.
$150: Provides 100 copies of a "Life Journey through Autism" guidebook 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.