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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

Adults with Autism are at Risk for Host of Heal...

May 16, 2015- "Adults with Autism are at Risk for Host of Health Problems"- According to a large survey of electronic health records, adults with autism are at an increased risk for diabetes, depression, and a number of other health problems. Some of the most striking increases in risk are for other psychiatric disorders. Women with autism are 46 times more likely to have schizophrenia...

Primary Care Doctors Unprepared to Help Adults...

May 16, 2015- "Primary Care Doctors Unprepared to Help Adults with Autism"- Recent data indicates that healthcare providers in the U.S. are ill equipped to care for the number of adults with autism. A survey of nearly 1,000 primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals across the U.S. found that most of them don’t have the training needed to care for adults with autism. The...

Large Study Quantifies High Risk of Autism for...

May 15, 2015- "Large Study Quantifies High Risk of Autism for 'Baby Sibs'"- According to the largest baby sibs study conducted to date, one in every five younger siblings with autism will end up being diagnosed with the disorder as well. Early studies pinpointed the recurrence rate for autism at about 3 to ten percent, with a 2011 study indicating the estimate is 18.7 percent. T...

Autism Reveals Problems in How We Measure Success

May 14, 2015- "Autism Reveals Problems in How We Measure Success"- This article begins with the tagline “when we make assumptions about what people can’t do, we don’t give them a chance to show what they can.” This is a common experience for individuals on the spectrum searching for jobs. Fortunately, some job recruiters are open to taking chances on individuals who may not meet “all th...

When Special Needs Children Appear to Have Unle...

May 13, 2015- "When Special Needs Children Appear to Have Unlearned Skills They Possessed"- This article opens with a discussion of what it is like being the parent of a child who is diagnosed with autism. The heart of the article discusses regressive behavior and how it can be viewed as both a positive and a negative. For a parent, it can feel like a failure when a child’s ability at a...

Despite Laws, Mental Health Coverage Often Fall...

May 12, 2015- "Despite Laws, Mental Health Coverage Often Falls Short"-  Under federal law, insurance plans that cover mental health must offer benefits that are on par with medical and surgical benefits. Twenty-three states also require some level of parity. The responsibility for enforcing parity laws is divided between the federal government and the states. However, a recen...