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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

12-Year-Girl Creates App Inspired by Sister on...

February 5, 2016- "12-Year-Girl Creates App Inspired by Sister on Autism Spectrum"-  12-year-old Eashana Subramanian created the AutBuddy app after recognizing the importance of routine for her 9-year-old sister Meghana, who has autism. The AutBuddy helps families communicate with teachers in real time to maintain a consistent routine at home and at school. The AutBuddy app wa...

Military Spouses say Needs for Children with Au...

February 5, 2016- "Military Spouses say Needs for Children with Autism Unmet"- All of the military spouses who recently participated in a Penn State survey reported having at least one incident of a need for intervention or service going unmet for their older child for autism. The most common unmet need reported by military spouses was social skills therapy at 88 percent, followed by be...

Repetitive Behaviors Augur Developmental Delays...

February 4, 2016- “Repetitive Behaviors Augur Developmental Delays in Autism”- According to a recent study, preschool-age children with autism who have severe repetitive behaviors and intensely restricted interests tend to lag intellectually and struggle with daily living skills later in life. The findings support the notion that repetitive behaviors pave the way for other autism-related sympto...

Early Motor Problems Linked Language Delays in...

February 5, 2016- "Early Motor Problems Linked Language Delays in Autism"-  Children with autism who have trouble learning to sit up, crawl, or walk also tend to have difficulties learning to speak and understand words. The finding indicates that early motor deficits may hinder language development in children with autism. Some researchers assume language problems among childr...

Parents are Creating a Neighborhood 'Utopia...

February 3, 2016- "Parents are Creating a Neighborhood 'Utopia' for Adults with Autism"- Autism Breakthrough Knoxville spearheaded an initiative to develop safe and economical housing options for adults with autism. The autism-friendly neighborhood consists of seven homes plus an additional six homes in and around the Knoxville metro area, where staff transport and provide 24-ho...

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...