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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

In Autism, the Social Benefits of Being a Girl

February 8, 2016- "In Autism, the Social Benefits of Being a Girl"- Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than infant boys, according to a Yale School of Medicine Study, which is the first known to prospectively examine sex-related social differences in at-risk infants. This difference in observational skills could help protect female sibling of chil...

Maturity of Brain's Sound Processors May La...

February 8, 2016- "Maturity of Brain's Sound Processors May Lag in Autism"- A key part of the brain’s sound processing machinery appears to mature slowly in children with autism, according to a large study of auditory processing in autism. The findings may help explain the language impairments often associated with autism. In the new study, researchers explored the structural and fu...

Study Finds a Third of Schoolkids with Autism W...

February 5, 2016- "Study Finds a Third of Schoolkids with Autism Wander from Safety Each Year"- A new study suggests that 33% of school-age children with autism wander, or bolt, from adult supervision in a given year. The study is the first to estimate the prevalence of wandering in a nationwide sample of school-age children with developmental disabilities. In the new study, the researc...

'He is the Best Teammate You Could Ever Ask...

February 4, 2016- "'He is the Best Teammate You Could Ever Ask For: Boy with Autism Makes Big Plays in Basketball Game"- Sean Branning’s teammates cheered, his mother was almost brought to tears, and both sections of the crowd roared when he made the first baskets of his varsity basketball career. Sean, who has Asperger’s and a love for basketball, has been described as “the best te...

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...

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...