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If your child has been diagnosed with ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome, or PDD-NOS.

A loved one’s autism diagnosis can affect every member of the family in a variety of ways. Parents, Guardians, and/or caregivers must now place their primary focus on helping their family member with ASD. This may put strains on their marriage, other children, their employment, finances and personal relationships and responsibilities.

As a member of the National Autism Network, you will have access to support groups, discussion forums, preferred providers, local and national resources, online trainings on various subjects, events calendar and other people who share similar struggles and celebrate similar successes.

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If someone in your family has been diagnosed with ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, or PDD-NOS

A loved one’s autism diagnosis can affect every member of the family in a variety of ways. Parents, Guardians, and/or caregivers must now place their primary focus on helping their family member with ASD. This may put strains on a marriage, their employment, finances, personal relationships, and other children may now receive less attention.

As a member of the National Autism Network, you will have access to support groups, discussion forums, preferred providers, local and national resources, online trainings on various subjects, events calendar and other people who share similar struggles and celebrate similar successes.

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If you have been diagnosed or think you may have ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, or PDD-NOS

An individual on the spectrum, you may experience day to day challenges that your peers do not. These challenges may include things such as connecting with others and maintaining friendships, having the resources you need within a school or employment setting, or interpreting social standards.

As a member of the National Autism Network, you will have access to support groups, discussion forums, preferred providers, local and national resources, online trainings on various subjects, events calendar and other people who share similar struggles and celebrate similar successes. You are not alone.

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If you work in or own a business/ organization who provides services to individuals on the autism spectrum

As the prevalence of Autism is on the rise and more research and awareness is made available, it can be a challenge for any service provider to stay up to date on the latest news and research being done within the autism community. Also, effectively connecting with families they can help, or building a network of other providers as resources

As a member of the National Autism Network, you will have access to discussion forums, other providers both locally and nationally to connect with and share ideas, local and national resources, online trainings on various subjects, local and national events calendar and other people who share similar struggles and celebrate similar successes.

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Welcome to the National Autism Network

The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community providing a social network, nationwide provider directory, events calendar, discussion forums, autism news, expert written content and thousands of resources. Our mission is to unite and empower parents, providers, family members and individuals on the autism spectrum by providing a growing community rich in knowledge and expertise with a common goal of working together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by autism. We are all in this together as one community!

Featured Articles

Nonprofit Creating Jobs for 100,000 People with...

August 18, 2014- "Nonprofit Creating Jobs for 100,000 People with Autism"- Specialisterne USA, a nonprofit, aims to enable 100,000 jobs for individuals with autism through their organization. The organization assesses, trains, and employs individuals with autism in IT and other technically oriented sectors.  Originally developed in Denmark, Specialisterne was created by Thorki...

Developmental Disorders More Common than a Deca...

August 19, 2014- "Developmental Disorders More Common than a Decade Ago"- A new analysis published Monday finds that between 2001 and 2011, there was a 16 percent increase in the number of kids with disabilities. Although children living in poverty remain more likely to have disabilities, the study found that the greatest increase in diagnoses was seen among children from wealthier fami...

Teen Arrested After Video of Him Beating Boy Wi...

August 16, 2014- "Teen Arrested After Video of Him Beating Boy With Autism Goes Viral: Cops (GRAPHIC VIDEO)"-  Andrew Wheeler was arrested last week for allegedly beating a 16-year-old named Aaron Hill, who is on the autism spectrum. Outrage over the graphic incident soon sent social media into a whirlwind with the #JusticeForAaron flooding the Twitterverse to show support. Th...

Learning Disability in Autism: How Prevalent is...

August 14, 2014- "Learning Disability in Autism: How Prevalent is It?"- A recent research study analyzed 200 children diagnosed with autism and found that 36.8% of the children met the criteria for intellectual disability, 60.2% of these in the mild range (IQ 50-69) and 39.8% in the moderate range (IQ 35-49).  This article discusses how these figures differ from the recent CDC...

Entrepreneurship the Answer for Some With Autism

August 13, 2014- "Entrepreneurship the Answer for Some With Autism"- This article begins with the story of a young man with autism who was unable to find work because of this diagnosis, but found a way to create his own cooking business with the help of his family and entrepreneurship training. According to Temple Grandin, many individuals on the spectrum have the capacity to run their...

Despite Laws, ABA Therapy Often Hard to Come By

August 12, 2014- "Despite Laws, ABA Therapy Often Hard to Come By"- This article details the large gaps in coverage many families from Pennsylvania and New Jersey are experiencing when trying to obtain ABA services for autism. Furthermore, the laws that do mandate insurance coverage only do so for children, which means an ever-growing population of individuals are aging out of coverage...

Autism CARES Act Signed into Law by President O...

August 9, 2014- "Autism CARES Act Signed into Law by President Obama"- President Obama recently signed the Autism CARES of 2014, which authorizes 1.3 billion over the next five years for autism research. The money will be divided up into the following categories: $950 million is allocated for research grants; another $110 million will go to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...