The Grandparent Autism Network informs grandparents about autism and the medical, educational, legal and social issues that affect their families, enabling them to share how they may improve the quality of life for their children and grandchildren. Activities include social events for grandparents and grandchildren and advocacy efforts to increase support for autism causes. Networking together, grandparents are a vital resource for autism ...and each other.





You will find Holiday Gift Resources and Free Holiday Apps for Special Kids  (provided by Laura Simmons-Martinez, Technology Project Director for Team of Advocates for Special Kids)



Cost-Free Membership in GAN is Available to Grandparents Everywhere!

Sign up here to receive the next copy of GAN’s e-Newsletter.  Newsletters focus on grandparents and offer suggestions about how they can increase personal and community support for their families.


GAN is an all-volunteer organization and 100% of  all donations support our programs and projects.


Advocate for critically needed new job training and employment opportunities.  Go here to see how easy that is to do!


California State University Fullerton and Chapman University collaborate with GAN and the Family Autism Network to sponsor Socials for Adults (16 & up) and Their Caregivers.

California State University – Fullerton students hosted an outstanding fall Social on October 11, 2015.  The faculty sponsor, Dr. Debra Cote, and the Autism Speaks’ University club members recruited volunteers from 3 universities to host the event for more than 200 guests.  You can read more about the event here


SAVE THE DATE and invite your children and adult grandchildren to join you at the presentation, Sexual Safety Issues for People with ASD’s on  Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Get more details here


Downsizing?  Donate to GAN’s eBay Site and Support our Efforts! Proceeds benefit families affected by autism.  Learn how you can help here.  To donate items in good condition or to buy from our eBay site go here


Looking for more grandparent support?  Learn how to find other grandparents who share your concerns and start a new, cost-free group in your community.  Find out how to do it here.