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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

Young People with Autism more Sedentary, Study...

September 29, 2014- "Young People with Autism more Sedentary, Study Finds"- A recent study found that children with autism tend to be less physically active than their neurotypical peers. On average, kids with autism spend 50 fewer minutes each day participating in moderate physical activity. Although young people with autism were less active, the researchers found that they were simila...

CMS Seeks to Clarify Coverage for Autism Treatm...

September 25, 2014- "CMS Seeks to Clarify Coverage for Autism Treatment Under CHIP, Medicaid"- In July, the CMS issued a bulletin updating coverage for ABA treatment under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In a recent clarification issued by the organization, the CMS stated that it “is not endorsing or requiring any particular treatment modality for autism,” and that...

Inconsistency Plagues Studies of Parent-Mediate...

September 26, 2014- "Inconsistency Plagues Studies of Parent-Mediated Therapies"- A feature that distinguishes a recent study that found that parent-led interventions can help alleviate symptoms in children as young as 6 months old is the researchers took the time to check that the parents were able to administer the treatment in the way it was intended. This step, called “treatment adh...

How "Parenthood" Broke Down the Autism...

September 25, 2014- "How "Parenthood" Broke Down the Autism Awareness Barrier"-  The TV drama Parenthood focuses on an extended family and the trials and tribulations they face as they grow together. Max Braverman, an aging child turned pre-teen throughout the show’s run, is on the autism spectrum with an Asperger’s diagnosis. The show poignantly depicts the ups and do...

Due Process Hearings on Decline

September 25, 2014- "Due Process Hearings on Decline"- A new government report has found that fewer special education disputes between parents and school districts are escalating to the point of needing a due process hearing. According to the report from the Government Accountability Office, the number of due process hearings nationwide declined from over 7,000 during the 2004-2005 scho...

Q&A with Authors of 'Solving Sleep Prob...

September 23, 2014- "Q&A with Authors of 'Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism'"- Dr. Beth Malow and Dr. Terry Katz, authors of Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families, are interviewed in this article about sleep problems in children with autism. According to Dr. Malow, children with autism have sleep problem...