Support Families affected by Autism

2019 Autism 5K race proceeds will benefit local families affected by autism as well as research and is to be distributed through the nonprofit which runs this event, Children with Autism Deserve Education (C.A.D.E.) via grants.


C.A.D.E. (Children with Autism Deserve Education)

The basis of C.A.D.E. is to help fund education for autism for children that don’t have the funding to obtain it. The direct teaching method known as ABA/VB has been found to be the most effective treatment for autism and is the methodology that we support. Unfortunately, many children with autism don’t have the opportunity to benefit from this effective therapy & public schools don’t have the funding to provide it. C.A.D.E would like to be able to help fund those children that don’t have the financial means for this. Children with autism deserve to obtain the most effective means of education and we will help them get it.

C.A.D.E. will also support medical interventions for children. There are many medical interventions that are being found helpful to the growing population of autism. We will help provide funding for interventions that are supported and managed by medical doctors in the Twin Cities.  This year we’ve begun offering technology grants to MN families affected by autism, offering iPads for home therapy.  Finally, a portion of the proceeds will be set aside for research grants in our hopes that the world will continue to explore the causes of and interventions for this epidemic.

C.A.D.E. is 100% a volunteer organization, from the board to the other volunteers and all net event proceeds it ultimately receives will go directly to fund grants for children in the Twin Cities.


If you would like more information on applying for our need-based medical and therapy grants, please email and we will follow up with additional information on how can apply.

The Autism 5K and C.A.D.E.

The Autism 5K is the top annual event for C.A.D.E.. If you would like to support the event, we greatly appreciate it and here are some relevant links:

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of C.A.D.E. and for supporting families and children affected by autism.

Children with Autism Deserve Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the operating entity of the Autism 5K and will distribute race registration and sponsorship net proceeds via grants. Direct donations above and beyond registration or sponsorship fees can be made directly and independently to our nonprofit as well