BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
In honor of Michael Younan Jr. ( a family friend), I am running to raise awareness and support for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), an official charity of the 2017 Chicago Marathon. 1 in 68 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. By joining the team, you're supporting OAR's mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.
OAR shares many of the same goals as other parent-led, autism organizations. What’s most distinct about OAR is its singular focus on applied research, i.e. studies that will help provide tangible and practical benefits to the autism community and OAR’s emphasis on providing useful, timely, “family friendly” feedback through its Autism Information Program.