Autism Plugged In’s Organization for Autism Research 5K is a Success!

Today, April 28th, 2013, I participated in the Organization for Autism Research 5K Satellite event, and thanks to all of you — I’m happy to say that it was a great success!

After a long series of fundraising efforts, including contacting app developers, Autism Plugged In readers, Facebook fans, friends, family, and local businesses, we raised an astounding amount of money.

Our total:


Thanks to everyone who donated!  Also, I’d like to thank everyone who continues to support Autism Plugged In via our Facebook page and email newsletter!

Below are some pictures of me and “Kevin,” my 19 year-old friend who has autism.  I completed a portion of the 5K with “Kevin,” and we had a great time!

(He was very excited about celebrating at Dairy Queen, also.)


OAR 5K Jack & Kevin

“Kevin” and Jack on OAR RUN FOR AUTISM 5K Day

(Even though the shirt didn’t quite fit Kevin, he was happy to just hold it up for the picture!)


Jack & Kevin After the Walk

Jack and “Kevin” Celebrate with an Ice Cream Treat


Thanks again to everyone who participated!


OAR Education Scholarship Fund


Together, we funded 5 one-year education scholarships!  Thank You!



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My name is Jack Kieffer and I'm a blogger sharing my love of technology at blogs like Cool Gizmo Toys, Greenamajigger, and here at Autism Plugged In where I'm trying to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.

Several years ago, I began volunteering with special needs kids, who gave me much joy and an appreciation for life. This blog is my way of giving back. Any proceeds from this effort are used to support my friends with autism. Read more about Jack or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.