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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

Research Shows Job Services Failing to Meet Nee...

July 27, 2015- "Research Shows Job Services Failing to Meet Needs of Youth with Autism"- This article discusses two studies regarding the state of employment services for individuals on the spectrum. The first study looked at the outcomes for 5,681 people with autism who were using Michigan’s vocational rehabilitation services.  The transition youth group (up to age 18) repres...

Autism's Costs to U.S. Economy Estimated to...

July 27, 2015- "Autism's Costs to U.S. Economy Estimated to Top $265 Billion for 2015"- A new study suggests that autism’s economic costs for 2015 is estimated to be $268 billion in the United State . They study also found that by 2025 the economic impact would be $461 if prevalence rates remain the same, but could exceed $1 trillion by 2025 if current prevalence...

New Test Helps Diagnose Children with Autism at...

July 23, 2015- "New Test Helps Diagnose Children with Autism at Younger Age"- A new test developed by a UMass pediatrician could help diagnose autism in children as young as 18 months. Dr. Roula Choueiri developed RTIA-T, an interactive screening tool that identifies ASD in toddlers as early as 18 to 36 months. The diagnostic test involved nine activities tailored to evaluate developmen...

Autism Rates are Up, but is it Really on the Rise?

July 22, 2015- "Autism Rates are Up, but is it Really on the Rise?"- Between 2000 to 2010, the number of U.S. school children placed in special education programs tripled to nearly 420,000. In a new study, researcher combed through data and collected information on approximately 6.2 million U.S. school children with disabilities who are enrolled in special education programs. The number...

The Next Civil Rights Movement: Accepting Adult...

July 21, 2015- "The Next Civil Rights Movement: Accepting Adults with Autism"- For Alanna Whitney, learning she was on the autism spectrum at age of 24 was a sigh of relief. Whitney is a member of the burgeoning “neurodiversity movement” of individuals who embrace their diagnosis as something to be understood, accepted, and respected. Individuals who are a part of the neurodiversity mov...

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...