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 * Cure Autism, Inc. (B.I.A.N.C.A.) in order to help children like Bianca in San Diego get the support they need. B.I.A.N.C.A. was formed to be a conduit for families coping with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and services that enhance each child’s development, empowering children with autism to reach their full potential. Our goal is to short-cut the uphill battle families undertake when a child is diagnosed with ASD. In 2019 we updated our name to Be Involved * Act Now * Champion Autism, Inc. (B.I.A.N.C.A.) because we felt “champion” better represented our mission to support the autism community. Through dynamic partnerships with individuals, businesses and other non-profit organizations, we provide effective supports to children with ASD and their families in order to increase quality of life for the entire family, not just the child with autism.