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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

More With Developmental Disabilities Medicated,...

June 17, 2016- "More With Developmental Disabilities Medicated, Study Finds"- According to a new study, nearly 1 out 10 youths given antipsychotic medication is diagnosed with a developmental disability. Furthermore, one in six with autism or intellectual disability has taken the drugs. The findings are based on a meta-analysis of 39 existing studies observing over 350,000 young people....

Links Between Autism and Epilepsy Deepen

June 16, 2016- "Links Between Autism and Epilepsy Deepen"- A new study examined how epilepsy and autism relate specifically to brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of people with epilepsy to determine a possible autism risk in these relatives. Researchers used a data registry to identify 85,201 people with epilepsy, along with their siblings (80,5111 individuals) and offspring (9...

Companies Find Hiring Those on the Spectrum has...

June 15, 2016- "Companies Find Hiring Those on the Spectrum has Vast Benefits"- With the help of a company called Autism Workforce, a suit manufacturing company known as Hart Schaffner Marx has retooled everything from its employment applications to the signage on the factory floor to fit how people with autism live and think, rather than expecting them to adapt to the “neurotypical” wo...

Using Poetry to Give Young Adults with Disabili...

June 12, 2016- "Using Poetry to Give Young Adults with Disabilities a Voice"- A poetry class at Arlington County’s Program for Employment Preparedness recently had a recital. Of the 42 students in the program, 13 stood on stage in front of an audience of their peers, parents, and educators who watched eagerly as they recited their prose. The event caught the eye of U.S. Poet Laureate Ju...

Dozens of Autism Genes have Cancer Connections

June 10, 2016- "Dozens of Autism Genes have Cancer Connections"-  Research over the years has determined that many of the cellular pathways involved in cancer overlap with those implicated in conditions associated with brain development, such as autism. Autism researcher Janine LaSalle is intrigued by this connection to the point that she has spent the last two years fully doc...

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...