Posts written by Bonnie Malkin Gillman, Founder

Make Autism Awareness Month Every Month

Every April people around the world raise awareness about autism. Global landmarks, businesses and homeowners are encouraged to light up their properties in blue and some people wear blue clothing to show their support for autism.  April may be designated to inform the public about autism but our families cope … Read More »

How Can Grandparents Organize a Group and Increase Support for Autism?

I receive inquiries every week from grandparents residing in other states and countries about how to establish a chapter of GAN in their local community.  GAN is an all-volunteer organization with limited resources to expand beyond the 34 cities that comprise Orange County, California. Our two websites, www.ganinfo.org  and www.faninfo.org  … Read More »

Why the Grandparent Autism Network Was Founded

I am frequently asked why I founded the Grandparent Autism Network. Frankly, it was in response to my personal experience and my desire to help my family. As we know, the statistics are compelling. Autism is epidemic. A new case of autism is diagnosed nearly every 20 minutes in our … Read More »