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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

Epilepsy in Family Members Raises Risk of Autism

July 21, 2016- "Epilepsy in Family Members Raises Risk of Autism"- While it has been determined that about one in three people with autism also have epilepsy, a new study has quantified the risk in the opposite direction. A study of 690,000 people in Sweden found that people with epilepsy are at eight times the risk of developing autism as the general population. The study also found th...

Paths to Autism: One of Many?

July 19, 2016- "Paths to Autism: One of Many?"- A new meta-analysis of behavioral and imaging studies challenges the widely held assumption that stems from impairment specifically in social brain networks. According to this article, past research into autism’s origins have primarily focused on social behaviors, based on the assumption that abnormalities in social brain networks arise ea...

Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval

July 15, 2016- "Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval"- The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved legislation to provide tracking devices and other resources to help kids with autism and developmental disabilities at the risk of wandering. The legislation would authorize the U.S. Department of Justice to provide grants to law enforcement agencies to pay for electronic tracking devices for...

The Internet is Loving This 8-Year-Old's Il...

July 15, 2016- "The Internet is Loving This 8-Year-Old's Illustration Explaining Autism"- Cadence is an eight year old from Australia with autism. Her recent drawing has been shared over 1,000 time since it was posted to Facebook. It asks: “Why do people call Autism a label?” To demonstrate her point further, she juxtaposes the ingredients of a tomato can to herself, a child with au...

Boy with Autism Shatters Stereotypes, Takes Wor...

July 12, 2016- "Boy with Autism Shatters Stereotypes, Takes World Title in Taekwondo"- Ethan Fineshriber was diagnosed at age 3. At age 11 he has won his first World Title in Taekwondo this past June at the ATA World Championship. As Ethan participated in taekwondo he learned to hone his focus, self-discipline, self-confidence, and determination. Ethan owes his success in a large part t...

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...