CHOC Children’s, UC Irvine and the Grandparent Autism Network came together to provide a one-stop resource for all Orange County families impacted by autism and related disorders — The Family Autism Network.
If you don’t already know, CHOC and UC Irvine have been collaborating on two neurodevelopmental programs for children ages 5 and under: For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center, which provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, support, and education for children who have a wide range of developmental disorders; and Help Me Grow Orange County, which connects children and families who have developmental and behavioral concerns with community resources. The Grandparent Autism Network (GAN) is a third partner in the Family Autism Network. GAN is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that informs grandparents about autism and raises awareness and support for autism. The Family Autism Network will expand upon the resources provided by these groups, and serve as a central source for information for all families.