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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 Observation in the Classroom? Yes!

April 30, 2015- "Parent Observation in the Classroom? Yes!"- This Q&A inquires about if parents are able to observe their child during the school day. In fact, parents of children who have special needs and those in regular classroom settings all have a right to observe his or her child during the school day under federal law. The article cites information from the No Child Left...

Autism in April

April 26, 2015- "Autism in April"- This is an article from a parent who is celebrating autism awareness month, but like many individuals effected by autism she is finding it harder and harder to find meaning in the event. As a parent, she has learned not to get her hopes every April for an announcement about a cure or cause. She is witnessing less and less useful autism-related coverage...

Early Intervention Helps 1 in 14 Toddlers Overc...

April 24, 2015- "Early Intervention Helps 1 in 14 Toddlers Overcome Autism Symptoms"- Recent findings were presented that found that 1 in 14 toddlers entering an early intervention program in the Bronx overcame their autism symptoms by grade school. However, the vast majority continued to struggle with emotional or behavioral issues that warranted special-education services. The researc...

Autism Diagnosis Often Delayed Despite Parental...

April 23, 2015- "Autism Diagnosis Often Delayed Despite Parental Concerns"-  According to a new study, many children with ASD were not diagnosed until approximately 5 years of age, despite the fact parents had expressed concern to physicians as much as 3 years earlier. The researchers used nationally representative data from the 2011 Survey of Pathways of Diagnosis and Service...

Another Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine...

April 22, 2015- "Another Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine and Autism"- Once again, a study has been released debunking the vaccine-autism connection. The longitudinal study, released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tracked more than 95,000 children during an 11-year span. The data showed that receiving the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increas...