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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

IEP Services -- Not Happening!

October 23, 2014- "IEP Services -- Not Happening!"- This is a query from a parent of a special needs child who claims that their school divides the intervention specialist’s time for each class period between 2 classrooms so that the specialist is either working with the child for half the class period or divides her time by spending only 2 days a week in a class. This has the paren...

Scientists Plan to Release Thousands of Whole A...

October 21, 2014- "Scientists Plan to Release Thousands of Whole Autism Genomes"- Researchers have sequenced the whole genomes of 1,000 people with autism and their parents. These sequences, and another 1,000 forthcoming, will eventually be freely available online. The data are part of the Autism 10,000 Genome Project, a massive effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 people with autism an...

Study Catches Autism Signs in Ball Skills

October 21, 2014- "Study Catches Autism Signs in Ball Skills"- A new study reports that children with autism are more likely to have trouble catching a ball then their unaffected peers or those with ADHD.  Children with autism tend to score poorly on standard tests of movement and have delays in meeting motor milestones such as sitting up and walking. In their study, the resea...

For Children with Autism, Opening a Door to Den...

October 20, 2014- "For Children with Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care"-  In 2005, a survey found that nearly 60% of 208 randomly chosen general dentists in Michigan said they would not provide services to children on the autism spectrum. Since then, Autism Speaks has released a 146-page tool kit, co-authored by a pediatric dentist, which has been downloaded over 4,000 tim...

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...