BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
ORGANIZER: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Last year I had the amazing opportunity to join The Organization for Autism Research when I ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. This year I am teaming up AGAIN with OAR as I run the Marine Corps 10K and the New York City Marathon! Along with teaming up with OAR, I am also running in support of my I Run 4 buddy Katie with the I Run 4 Program!
I am passionate about autism and am running in honor and support of all the students I have worked with and currently work with. Approximately 80% of the students I work with are considered to be on the autism spectrum and they range from high functioning autism to low function autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that is typically diagnosed by three years of age. No two people with autism are the same! Autism spectrum disorders are found in all cultures and across all socio-economic groups. Autism is NOT rare are the importance of effective intervention is critical. OAR has a strong focus in the area of applied research and has a continuing goal to promote practices from evidence-based research. Funds raised by OAR help pilot studies that examine issues affecting children and adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorders) as well as their parents, families, teachers and service providers.
On October 30th I will be running 6.2 miles in Washington DC for the Marine Corps 10K and on November 6th I will be running 26.2 miles in New York City for the New York City Marathon – for a total of 32.4 miles! Please help me raise $500 by November 6th for the Organization for Autism Research! Every dollar matters and I appreciate anything you donate to help!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 68 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.