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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

The Day I Stopped Trying to 'Cure' My S...

December 16, 2014- "The Day I Stopped Trying to 'Cure' My Son With Autism"- This article begins with a mother's frightening trip to the hospital and ends in a bout of enlightenment. Nicole Janikowski, mother of 4-year-old Dominic, who has autism, narrates a trip to the hospital due to her son ingesting a foam puzzle. While he was kept under observation, per the hospital'...

ABLE Wins Final Vote in Senate

December 16, 2014- "ABLE Wins Final Vote in Senate"- The ABLE Act was passed by the Senate yesterday at a vote of 76-16. ABLE would amend the federal tax code to allow tax-free savings accounts to help finance disability-related needs. Under the current law, individuals with disabilities who save more than $2,000 fail to qualify or risk the loss of their SSI, Medicaid, and other be...

Autism Speaks #MSSNG Project Sparks Controversy

December 15, 2014- "Autism Speaks #MSSNG Project Sparks Controversy"- Last week, we reported on Autism Speaks’ and Google’s endeavor, known as MSSNG, to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 people in families affected by autism, and to share the results with researchers around the world on the Google Cloud. This article explains the MSSNG effort and how it has sparked a controversy with...

Workers with Disabilities: SAP's Autism at...

December 13, 2014- "Workers with Disabilities: SAP's Autism at Work Program Cited at Model of Success"- Joe Cintas has a college degree in environmental studies and a unique ability to name the day of the week when given any date in history. Despite this unique gift, Cintas spent the past 14 years as a cart wrangler and store clerk at a grocery store before findings his niche at SAP...

Guest Blog: Gauging Intelligence in Autism Over...

December 12, 2014- "Guest Blog: Gauging Intelligence in Autism Over Time"- Intelligence tests can be difficult to administer to individuals due to certain deficits, for example a lack of communication. Typical intelligence quotient (IQ) tests are not always a valid way of measuring the cognitive ability of somebody on the spectrum. Unfortunately, there are currently no intelligence test...

Autistic Student's Video Inspires

December 12, 2014- "Autistic Student's Video Inspires"- A video of 11-year-old Bobby Saldi singing “When Christmas Comes to Town” is quickly racking up the views on YouTube. Bobby, who has autism, has always enjoyed music, singing, and dancing, but has not always been able to perform in front of large crowds due to anxiety. See the video that has made Bobby admittedly so proud, as e...