For the 7th year in a row, I am running the Marine Corps Marathon event. BUT to celebrate my Golden Birthday, I am running the 50K, not just 26.2! A bit nerve-wracking to stretch to an ultramarathon, but I am nothing if not stubborn.
Right now in my journey as a mom to an autistic son, we are still in transition into the adult world. Like every step, it has it's positive moments and stressful periods. Relaxing the reigns is teaching him important lessons on self-reliance. It will not happen overnight, but I know it will.
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 59 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.