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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

Smartstones Technology Gives Voice to Students...

January 3, 2017- "Smartstones Technology Gives Voice to Students Who Cannot Speak Themselves" - New :prose app, developed by Smartstones, offers an easy to use assisted-communication program which allows kids to associate phrases with gestures such as swiping. The founder, Andreas Forsland, believed other assisted-communication programs were often too complicated and outdated.

Vaccines, public health and Trump: Good policy...

January 3, 2017- "Vaccines, public health and Trump: Good policy prevents outbreaks"- Recent clusters of outbreaks of diseases such as measles and mumps due to individuals not being vaccinated, show that the false study conclusions and misinformation is alive and well.  President-elect Donald Trump has also made his concerns over a potential link between vaccines and autism de...

Large study shows self-injury common among chil...

January 4, 2017- "Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism"- Two studies conducted through the University of Colorado examined medical records for more than 8,000 children with autism and found that approximately one in four children engage in self-injurious behavior. They also stated that children who engage in this behavior also tend to have mood and behavioral...

Rhodes Scholar’s Mother Helped Him With Autism...

January 2, 2017- "Rhodes Scholar’s Mother Helped Him With Autism Breakthrough"- Jory Fleming, a 22 year old with autism, was awarded the Rhodes Scholarhip and will be attending the University of Oxford in England. Jory's mother, Kelly, tirelessly helped her son learn in a way that worked for him and through persistence he was able to earn a series of scholarships including the Rhodes.

Not Just Another Social Network- For Parents of...

National Autism Network offers an abundance of unique features and resources, the most prominent of which is our HIPAA-Secure Social Network. You may have seen us mention the social network on Facebook or within our weekly newsletter or maybe even seen a link to a video on it, and thought to yourself-- 'Great, another social network'.  We are bombarded with a variety of them f...