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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

How I Taught My Classmates What Autism Is and I...

June 26, 2015- "How I Taught My Classmates What Autism Is and Isn't"- This article is about Laque Youngblood, a 12-year-old boy with autism who decided to combat bullying in his school by sharing information about the disorder with his classmates. Due to his actions, he was recently featured in the local newspaper as MVP of the Week. This article is a description of the actions Laqu...

New Technology Gives Voice to Nonverbal People...

June 22, 2015- "New Technology Gives Voice to Nonverbal People with Autism"- Some people on the spectrum use communication devices that produce words by tapping on pictures or through text-to-speech technology. However, some on the spectrum don’t enjoy the robotic voice that accompanies many of these devices. A new piece of assistive technology lets users communicate through voices that...

New Project Will Gather Biological Data from Ch...

June 21, 2015- "New Project Will Gather Biological Data from Children with Autism for Largest Open-Access Repository"- Dennis Wall, an autism researcher at Stanford’s School of Medicine, will lead a new project aimed at assembling data for the largest open-access repository of bioinformatic data on ASD. The program will make available data from about 5,000 people with autism. Some of th...

Discontinuing Services? Not So Fast!!

June 18, 2015- "Discontinuing Services? Not So Fast!!"- This inquiry comes from the parent of a 12-year-old daughter who has autism and an IEP for 5 years for deficits in written communication. Since she makes A's and does well in school, the school intends to drop her IEP and discontinue services, according to the parent. However, according to this article, “the school cann...

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...