My niece, Bianca, was diagnosed with autism when she was just 3 years old. It nearly broke my heart watching the hoops my sister had to jump through to get Bianca the help she needed.
I wanted to help Bianca but struggled with how I could do this because she lives in New Jersey while I live in California. In July 2011, I founded Be Involved * Act Now * Champion Autism, Inc. (B.I.A.N.C.A.) in order to help children like Bianca in San Diego get the help they need. In 2019 we became Be Involved * Act Now * Champion Autism (B.I.A.N.C.A.) because we felt “champion” better represented our mission to support the autism community.
B.I.A.N.C.A. was formed to be a conduit for families coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders and services that enhance each child’s development, enabling autistic children to grow up to be a productive member of the community.