Spring Newsletter 2013

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Winter Newsletter 2012

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Recent Autism Articles in the Journal of Pediatrics

You can read about recent  autism studies in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics here.

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Read a special feature about autism in this Nature supplement….

Autism Speaks cosponsored a special supplement on autism spectrum disorders in the respected scientific journal Nature.  You can read the articles online here

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Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary

A new study confirms what many parents know well:  Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families.  Go here to read this article.

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Fall Newsletter 2012

GAN’s newsletters focus on issues that impact grandparents and offer suggestions about how you can help to develop new autism supports and resources in your own community. While GAN does not have chapters in other areas, GAN’s website, www.ganinfo.org has information about autism presentations, advocacy issues, beneficial programs and projects, and tips and recommendations from other grandparents. You are welcome to share our resources and replicate everything with the exception of our trademarked name and GAN logo. We know that the best information we share comes from grandparents and we welcome your feedback and suggestions about how we can increase support for you and your family.

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Summer Newsletter 2012

The Board of Directors and I welcome our new members in cities across America.   GAN is now serving grandparents everywhere by means of our 2 websites, www.ganinfo.org and www.faninfo.org, and e-newsletters. GAN encourages grandparents to help their children and grandchildren and shares information from well-recognized autism experts, evidence based research and, of course, from other grandparents.We had intended to feature Grandparents Can Help Teach Life Skills to Their Grandchildren in GAN’s inaugural e-newsletter this fall, however, grandparents typically have more time to spend with their grandchildren during summer months. Therefore, I am sending this information to you now so that you may begin to teach and reinforce the essential lifetime skills necessary for your grandchildren to live as independently as possible as adults.   Even if you do not have the opportunity to work with your grandchild, click this link to the Life Skills document  which explains how some children with autism learn differently and suggests ways to help you communicate better with your grandchildren. You are welcome to share this with other family members and friends.

We had intended to feature Grandparents Can Help Teach Life Skills to Their Grandchildren in GAN’s inaugural e-newsletter this fall, however, grandparents typically have more time to spend with their grandchildren during summer months. Therefore, I am sending this information to you now so that you may begin to teach and reinforce the essential lifetime skills necessary for your grandchildren to live as independently as possible as adults. Even if you do not have the opportunity to do this, the Life Skills document explains how some children with autism learn differently and suggests some ways to help you communicate better with your grandchildren.

This information was prepared for grandparents by Alexandra J. Rogers, Ph.D., a member of GAN. Grandma Sandy is a licensed clinical psychologist in Orange County, California. In addition to professionally helping grandparents and parents understand how their children with autism think and how to motivate them, she devotes her time to her 9 year old grandson with ASD. You can find other helpful articles on her website: http://www.sandyrogersphd.com/

Enjoy the summer in good health and do visit our GAN websites often for new information. I encourage you to submit your personal tips and suggestions so we can continue to be … a vital resource for autism … and each other!

Warm regards,
Bonnie Gillman, Executive Director

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Summer 2012 Newsletter

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