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Organization for Autism Research

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis

We’re dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by autism by supporting research that produces meaningful and practical results. We also keep families, educators, self-advocates, and professionals informed by delivering free, evidence-based resources and information everyday.

The RUN FOR AUTISM is OAR's signature fundraising activity.  By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM - Pittsburgh Team, you can dedicate your miles to autism research.

1 in 54 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 sent 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.
$40,000 - fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.


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Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Jan 18 Kate Garfield Go Jaclynn! $54.10
Jan 18 Ginger Garfield $27.48
Jan 18 Kyle B $19.55
Jan 18 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Jan 13 Cheyenne $27.48
Jan 10 Anonymous Great cause and good luck! $27.48
Jan 10 Anonymous Good for you and picking a cause close to your heart! Uncle Kevin $250.00
Jan 08 Sara Get it! $27.48
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Jan 08 Kelly Bayer Good Luck! Undisclosed amount