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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

Self-Injury in Autism May Be Sign of Pain

May 19, 2016- "Self-Injury in Autism May Be Sign of Pain"- Two new research studies indicate that people with autism who engage in self-injurious behaviors may be experiencing heightened sensations to pain and acting out. A detailed explanation of each study and the impact of their findings are discussed in this article.  

Disparities in Autism Diagnosis May Harm Minori...

May 14, 2016- "Disparities in Autism Diagnosis May Harm Minority Groups"- Two recently presented studies suggest clinicians are underdiagnosing autism in children from low-income families and minority groups – setting back their potential to benefit from therapy. In one of the studies, researchers showed that a disparity in autism diagnosis in the United States favoring white children f...

Motor Problem in Infancy May Forecast Autism

May 13, 2016- "Motor Problem in Infancy May Forecast Autism"- Among infants with a family history of autism, those later diagnosed with the condition have trouble holding up their head and grasping objects with their hands at 6 months of age. These findings suggest that motor difficulties at 6 months of age predict later signs of autism.  

Self-scoring Autism Screen Overlooks Problems i...

May 12, 2016- "Self-scoring Autism Screen Overlooks Problems in Girls"- A widely used screening tool, known as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)- Revised, is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race, according to preliminary findings. The research team looked at survey responses for nearly 15,00...

Mental Health Professional, Mom Creates Trainin...

May 15, 2016- "Mental Health Professional, Mom Creates Training to Help EMTs with Autism Patients"- Kimberly Stanford is the mother of a high schooler with autism who understands the difficulties individuals with autism can experience during emergency response situations due to sensory sensitivities and increase anxiety that can occur in those situations. To help assist individuals with...

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...