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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

Parent-Led Intervention May Lower Kids' Aut...

January 22, 2015- Parent-Led Intervention May Lower Kids' Autism Risk- Training parents to enhance social interactions with their infant children may reduce the likelihood that kids at risk for autism will ultimately develop the disorder. Researchers observed 54 families with infants considered to be at high risk of autism because they all had an older sibling on the spectrum. Of the childr...

Autism Tracking Devices Proposal Gets Renewed

January 20, 2015- "Autism Tracking Devices Proposal Gets Renewed"- Recently, there has been a new push in Congress to pass legislation for tracking devices for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. The legislation would secure $10 million in federal funds to provide free tracking devices, inspired by the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old with aut...

In Practice, IDEA Remedies May Not be Available...

January 14, 2015- "In Practice, IDEA Remedies May Not be Available to All"- A nationwide survey of over 500 parents with children on the spectrum finds that families earning more than $100,000 a year are significantly more likely to pursue litigation compared to those with incomes that are half that level. While due process and mediation are seen as last resorts in IEP disputes, al...

Doctor Visits May be Insufficient to Spot Autism

January 13, 2015- "Doctor Visits May be Insufficient to Spot Autism"-  A new study suggests that routine visits to the pediatrician often fall short of being able to provide an accurate autism diagnosis. Researchers say even trained autism experts missed 39 percent of children on the spectrum when they were asked to screen kids by observing them in 10-minute videos. For the st...

Hollywood and Asperger's

January 10, 2015- "Hollywood and Asperger's"- This article provides a brief history of Asperger’s and goes on to highlight some films where Asperger’s is the main subject. The list includes Mozart and the Whale, the original HBO movie Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes, and Little Man Tate, which happens to be Jodie Foster’s directorial debut.

FTC: Firm Falsely Claimed Supplements Could Tre...

January 12, 2015- "FTC: Firm Falsely Claimed Supplements Could Treat Autism"- Nourish Life, a company that claimed its dietary supplements could cure ASD, must stop making the claims and faces a judgment of $3.68 million, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Owner Mark Nottoli, who sold the Speak softgels, capsules, and liquids for at least five years online and through distr...

Year in Review: Top Accomplishments of 2014 for...

Year in Review: Top Accomplishments of 2014 for the Autism Community A lot has transpired throughout the nation’s autism community in 2014. Over the course of the year, the autism community witnessed important events, published groundbreaking research studies, developed and released new autism-related technologies, and its members accomplished great feats, which inspired us all. In 2014, the...