Andrea Gilkison

Andrea Gilkison, Autism AllyASI

Counties: Benton, White, Warren, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Carroll, Clinton & Boone

andrea@inautism.org

800-609-8449 ext 404

 

My name is Andrea Gilkison and I am married with two children, Sofia and Oliver, who are my heart and soul. My son, Oliver, has a neuromuscular disease called Mitochondrial Myopathy and one of the consequences of the disease is Autism.  We knew from a very early age that he would have obstacles to overcome and we have worked really hard to anticipate and work through those challenges. We have learned so many things by watching Oliver’s view of the world and even more by watching how his sister loves him. By working for the Autism Society of Indiana I can gather information and resources to provide support to families who need a compass during their journey.  Also, I have seen first hand how Autism affects our community, and by providing information and resources we can positively change the perception of the spectrum.