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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

Man With Autism Becomes First Student at Cal We...

May 21, 2015- "Man With Autism Becomes First Student at Cal Western to Pass Bar Exam"-  Erik Weber was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, and his parents were told at the age of five that his condition was so severe that he would likely be institutionalized as an adult. Erik proved them and likely a whole lot of other individuals wrong on May 15 when he became the firs...

Why Did the Teacher Give Us the SAME IEP as Las...

May 21, 2015- "Why Did the Teacher Give Us the SAME IEP as Last Year?"- This is from a concerned parent whose special ed teacher provided the same IEP for their child as last year, without setting new goals or discussing improvement. According to IDEA, IEPs must be reviewed annually, IEP goals should be specific and MEASURABLE, and tailored to the unique needs of your child, and parents...

State Fines Aetna $4.5 Million Over Aborti...

May 19, 2015- "State Fines Aetna $4.5 Million Over Abortion, Autism Coverage"- Aetna, one of Missouri’s largest insurers, has been fined $4.5 million for violations of state law for failing to cover certain autism health benefits.  The fine is the largest to ever be levied against an insurance company in Missouri. A spokesman said the company notified members that au...

Visiting a Theme Park This Summer? Read These T...

May 19, 2015- "Visiting a Theme Park This Summer? Read These Tips from an Autism Dad"- A father of two young boys with autism has written this article to discuss ways to make the most out of your family’s trip to a theme park this summer. Discussed is the Ride Accessibility Program which provides families with children with disabilities a “Virtual Queue” that allows them to access certa...

Feds Call for Greater Inclusion in Preschools

May 19, 2015- "Feds Call for Greater Inclusion in Preschools"- According the U.S. Department of Education, the majority of preschoolers with disabilities attended general early childhood programs as of 2013, but more than half of these children received their special education and related services in segregated environments. To help rectify this situation, federal agencies are urging st...

Primary Care Doctors Unprepared to Help Adults...

May 16, 2015- "Primary Care Doctors Unprepared to Help Adults with Autism"- Recent data indicates that healthcare providers in the U.S. are ill equipped to care for the number of adults with autism. A survey of nearly 1,000 primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals across the U.S. found that most of them don’t have the training needed to care for adults with autism. The...