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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

Parent Training Improves Behavior in Autistic Kids

April 21, 2015- "Parent Training Improves Behavior in Autistic Kids"- According to a recent study, children with autism showed significant improvement after their parents underwent a 24-week structured training program designed to help manage disruptive and aggressive behavior. They also found that the results endured for more than 6 months after the intervention. The multi-site study i...

Study: Adults with Autism Often Have Little Opp...

April 21, 2015- "Study: Adults with Autism Often Have Little Opportunity"- According to recent research, there are very limited opportunities for adults on the spectrum, with 1 in 10 young adults having nothing to do. This means that they are not in school, lack employment, do not participate in vocational training, or receiving necessary treatment due to a lack of services and supports...

Another Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine...

April 22, 2015- "Another Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine and Autism"- Once again, a study has been released debunking the vaccine-autism connection. The longitudinal study, released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tracked more than 95,000 children during an 11-year span. The data showed that receiving the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increas...

Genetic Analysis Says No Such Thing as 'Pur...

April 20, 2015- "Genetic Analysis Says No Such Thing as 'Pure Autism'"-  Researchers used data from the Simons Simplex Collection to create phenotypic subgroups of individuals with autism. In addition to the whole sample, this results in 11 subgroups of patients with similar diagnostic, IQ, and symptom profiles. They then analyze the genotypic data in an attempt to dis...

Music Study Focusing on Autism Gets Funded by T...

April 17, 2015- "Music Study Focusing on Autism Gets Funded by The Grammys"-  Researchers recently received a $20,000 grant from the Grammy Foundation to investigate the connection between autism’s ability to complete complex visual puzzles and Absolute Pitch. Often referred to as Perfect Pitch, this ability allows the individuals to recall musical notes long after hearin...

Mother Behind Autism Insurance Push Eager for G...

April 18, 2015- "Mother Behind Autism Insurance Push Eager for Governor to Sign Bill"- Anna Bullard, mother of Ava Bullard for whom the recent autism insurance reform bill in Georgia is named, grows more anxious everyday Gov. Nathan Deal doesn’t sign Ava’s Law into law. The bill, which has been through several legislative sessions over many years, was finally passed by both the Georgia...