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.
Community Social Winter 2017
We would like to invite GAN members to volunteer at (and invite your grandchildren and children to attend!) our next community social on February 12, 2017 at University of California at Irvine. FIND OUT MORE!
Holiday Newsletter 2016
Some great holiday tips for grandparents that include preventing anxieties, decorating tips, preparing a respite area, day of the event tips,, and giving gifts. READ MORE
Fall Newsletter 2016
Read about how to participate in your grandchild's school life, teaching independent living in the kitchen, educational apps & software, an update on our Cal State Fullerton community social and more! READ MORE
Autism In Girls
A new study that looks at the male-female differences in autism; girls appear to have different symptoms and may be under-diagnosed. READ MORE
Autism Service Dogs: Pathways to Hope
This program rescues dogs from the pound and assigns each dog to a prisoner who trains the dog with the assistance of professional trainers. READ MORE
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.
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.