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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

New Research Means 360 Million more People in I...

October 20, 2014- "New Research Means 360 Million more People in India can be Tested for Autism"- A research project conducted by the University of Reading has translated four tests originally devised for the UK and USA to screen and diagnosed ASD into Hindi and Bengali. The translated materials will potentially allow an extra 360 million people to receive assessments in India. ...

Neither Homecoming Crown nor Autism Define Mann...

October 19, 2014- "Neither Homecoming Crown nor Autism Define Manny Dedmon"- Manny Dedmon is a football player with autism at Birdville High School, where he was recently voted the school’s Homecoming King. Diagnosed at the age of two, Manny’s parents were told that he would likely never build any meaningful relationships or make friends. Manny’s parents, along with his classmates and s...

New Evidence Links Autism to Air Pollutants

October 16, 2014- "New Evidence Links Autism to Air Pollutants"- Recently released research further indicates that air pollutants are an environmental factor increasing the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder. The study found that pollution in North Carolina yielded similar results from a previous pollution-autism study in California, despite weather and climate differences between t...

Pilot Interior Design Course Explores Needs of...

October 17, 2014- "Pilot Interior Design Course Explores Needs of People with Autism"- A first-of-its-kind interior design program for individuals with autism has recently enrolled individuals at Seminole State College of Florida. The course is designed to improve the functionality of the environments for individuals on the autism spectrum, specifically to simplify the outlay of a kitch...

Studies Question Link Between Head Circumferenc...

October 16, 2014- "Studies Question Link Between Head Circumference, Autism"-  According to a recent study, having an enlarged head in early childhood is not a reliable marker of autism. In one study, researchers tracked head circumference and height from birth to age 3 in hundreds of younger siblings of children with autism. These subjects, commonly referred to as “baby-sibs,...

Teens Charged in Ice Bucket Case

October 15, 2014- "Teens Charged in Ice Bucket Case"- Five teens have been charged with dumping a bucket containing urine and tobacco spit on a 15-year-old with autism as part of an awful “ice bucket challenge” prank.  The incident caused nationwide outrage and even prompted celebrities like Drew Carey to announce a bounty to publicly reveal the names of the perpetrators. All...