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.
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
Summer Newsletter 2016
Read about autism service dogs, summer safety issues, applications you can share, new research studies and advocacy for more medical resources. 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
Spring 2016 E-Newsletter
Our Spring 2016 newsletter is out! Learn more about Sexual Safety Issues for People With ASD’s, Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks; check out our event recap and photo gallery for the Chapman Community Social, and find some great resources and more in our latest e-newsletter! READ IT HERE.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Little Hoover Commission adopted its report on California’s Medicaid dental program, Denti-Cal, entitled “Fixing Denti-Cal.”The report is available on the Commission’s website here.
Neuroscientists reverse autism symptoms
Turning on a gene later in life can restore typical behavior in mice. Autism has diverse genetic causes, most of which are still unknown. About 1 percent of people with autism are missing a gene called Shank3, which is critical for brain development. Without this gene, individuals develop typical autism symptoms including repetitive behavior and avoidance of social interactions. READ MORE
The Grandparent Autism Network (GAN) was instrumental in getting Project Search, an international job training program for people with disabilities, established at CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). READ MORE
Cost-Free Membership in GAN is Available to Grandparents Everywhere!
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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.