GAINS MEETING 22 February 2011

Autism Society of Oregon LogoGrandparents of Autistic Individuals Need Support – Parents are invited too!

Let’s talk Siblings!


February 22, 2011 (Tuesday)


10:30 a.m. to noon

Location :

ARRO Westside Family and Community Center

Cost :

Free ($5 Donations Requested)

Registration :

Please RSVP  by calling the ASO office at (503)636-1676 or sending an e-mail to

Speakers :

Eileen Garvin

Additional Details :

Our speaker at the next meeting will be Eileen Garvin, author of How to be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism. Eileen is the youngest of five children and she has always been close with her sister, Margaret, who is three years her senior and was diagnosed with autism the month Eileen was born.  She will talk about life growing up with Margaret and how their relationship has grown over time.  Eileen is a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines and website.  She lives in Hood River with her husband.  Eileen will have her book available for sale and will do a book signing.

Praise for the book“…..Garvin’s storytelling abilities are strong, and her fierce, protective love for Margaret, whom she brings to stinging life on the page, gives this book real power.” WASHINGTON POST

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