Friends, I’m super excited to announce that I have taken the leap and decided to run the NYC marathon 2020 in support of Autism. I have so many friends in this community that are personally affected, know someone, or have a loved one affected by autism, and each and every one have a different story or deal with different struggles, so I thought what better cause could I possibly find? Please please, if you can find it in your hearts ❤️ to donate to this great cause, I will forever be grateful!
Here are some important facts:
1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is able to help people fund research and resources that help with autism and their families today. This is how the money we raise is used:
$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.