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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

Autism Research Puts Limited Focus on Services,...

April 26, 2016- "Autism Research Puts Limited Focus on Services, Lifespan Issues"- A new federal report finds that fewer dollars are going toward studying services and the needs of those on the spectrum as they age. The new review found that public dollars continue to account for the vast majority of autism research spending. Most autism research funding went toward studies focusing on...

Teen with Autism Runs Nonprofit that Helps Othe...

April 26, 2016- "Teen with Autism Runs Nonprofit that Helps Other Kids Like Him and Their Families"-  Max Miller, a 14-year-old with autism, decided to take it upon himself to raise support for programs that help Denver area kids on the spectrum. The Blue Ribbon Arts Initiative is a nonprofit organization he started when he was 12. Max displays his artistic ability in his book...

GI Problems in Autism may Originate in Genes, S...

April 25, 2016- "GI Problems in Autism may Originate in Genes, Study Suggests"- Recently, researchers have found evidence in mice that, for some types of autism, gastrointestinal difficulties may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition. According to the lead author, gastrointestinal issues have been recognized as a...

Autism: In Search of New Drug Targets

April 21, 2016- "Autism: In Search of New Drug Targets"- Finding drug targets based on the underlying physiology of autism, rather than merely treating symptoms, is a possibility being raised by autism gene discovery, which has been invigorated in the past five years. Nearly one hundred genes have been implicated so far, and these conveniently coalesce around a few distinct biological p...

Large Genetic Registry May Uncover Autism's...

April 21, 2016- "Large Genetic Registry May Uncover Autism's Diverse Origins"- Unveiled yesterday, the ambitious new project, called SPARK, aims to gather information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives. About 500 families signed up to participate during the project’s pilot phase, launched in December. Individuals can participate simply by mailing in saliva sa...

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...