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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

'Integrated Play Groups' Help Children...

October 27, 2014- "'Integrated Play Groups' Help Children with Autism"- A new study has found that “Integrated Play Groups,” or IPGS, are effective in teaching children with autism the skills they need to interact with their peers and engage in symbolic play such as pretending.  In IPGs, adults help children with autism and their typically developing peers engage in pl...

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents of Kids...

October 27, 2014- "Study: Group Approach May Help Parents of Kids with Autism"- With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children. In a short series of classes, parents were able to learn to apply a language-skills therapy method called pivotal response training and s...

Word Grasp at 12 Months May Reflect Autism Symp...

October 24, 2014- "Word Grasp at 12 Months May Reflect Autism Symptoms"- Children later diagnosed with autism understand different types of words at 12 months than their typically developing peers. Researchers studied 213 younger siblings of children with autism and found they have up to a 20-fold increased risk for developing autism themselves. Specifically, compared with controls, chi...

IEP Services -- Not Happening!

October 23, 2014- "IEP Services -- Not Happening!"- This is a query from a parent of a special needs child who claims that their school divides the intervention specialist’s time for each class period between 2 classrooms so that the specialist is either working with the child for half the class period or divides her time by spending only 2 days a week in a class. This has the paren...

Scientists Plan to Release Thousands of Whole A...

October 21, 2014- "Scientists Plan to Release Thousands of Whole Autism Genomes"- Researchers have sequenced the whole genomes of 1,000 people with autism and their parents. These sequences, and another 1,000 forthcoming, will eventually be freely available online. The data are part of the Autism 10,000 Genome Project, a massive effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 people with autism an...

Study Catches Autism Signs in Ball Skills

October 21, 2014- "Study Catches Autism Signs in Ball Skills"- A new study reports that children with autism are more likely to have trouble catching a ball then their unaffected peers or those with ADHD.  Children with autism tend to score poorly on standard tests of movement and have delays in meeting motor milestones such as sitting up and walking. In their study, the resea...