For nearly 2 decades, NFAR has worked to shatter stereotypes and change lives for those with autism in our community. Now, you can be a HERO for autism too – just by joining all the fun and excitement at the Race for Autism Superhero 5K Superhero Run and Family Run/Walk is going Virtual and Interactive on Saturday, March 28 from 7:30 - 11:30am at RaceForAutism.org.
Every dollar raised here, stays right here in San Diego to make a big difference! So, dust off your capes, assemble your team, and be a hero today at RaceforAutism.org!
Our listeners can save 10% off ONLINE REGISTRATION using the promo code 'STARHERO'
The Race is produced by the local nonprofit National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR)
- It’s estimated more than 20,000 San Diego children have been diagnosed with autism
- 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism in the U.S.
- Boys are 4 times as likely to be diagnosed
- Chances are you know someone who has been affected by autism
- Unemployment for those with autism is as high as 85%
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS DOES THE RACE SUPPORT LOCALLY?
- Race fundraising supports: San Diego teachers grants, community projects, parent groups, educational workshops, and vocational training for employment
- Race fundraising has:
- Provided educational materials and equipment to nearly 900 classrooms across the San Diego area
- Funded more than 100 Community programs and initiatives
- Supported monthly meetings for both moms and dads, as well as family-friendly special events, social interaction opportunities, and excursions
NFAR TECH: The current unemployment rate for those with autism is 85%, higher than for any other disability.Many young adults with autism have the abilities needed to be successful in the tech industry, however, they generally lack experience and are not easily finding first opportunities. Unique to San Diego, NFAR Tech provides training for young adults with autism and works to create and secure employment for their graduates, creating a more inclusive San Diego. NFAR Tech combines hands-on training with real life applications, as well as internship hours, all helping build expertise that lead to careers in software testing, and other technical professions. Since it started in 2015, NFAR Tech has a 96% employment rate after graduation and 93% of graduates are still currently working. It’s been a win-win situation for the San Diego tech industry, as many employers find that NFAR Tech graduates bring new perspectives, high attention to detail, and logical thinking patterns to their projects and offices.
NFAR WORKS: The new NFAR Works is a comprehensive vocational training program for young adults with autism and related disabilities designed to provide participants with skill sets needed for entry level positions in office environments and light manufacturing.The first cohort of NFAR Works students will graduate in June 2020.