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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

New Screening Method Could Detect Autism in 9 M...

April 16, 2014- "New Screening Method Could Detect Autism in 9 Months Old Infants"- The identification of two new biomarkers could help medical researchers identify autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as nine months old. The researchers found that head circumference and head tilting reflex are reliable ways to determine whether or not children between the ages of 9 and 1...

Update: 107,000 Students Subjected to Restraint...

April 17, 2014- "Update: 107,000 Students Subjected to Restraint/Seclusion. Contact Congress to Pass National Bill"- New statistics show that in 2011-2012, at least 70,000 students were subjected to physical restraint, and 37,000, to isolated seclusion. In response to these figures, a coalition of 220 national and state organizations asked the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives at...

Guest Blog: A Cautionary Tale for Autism Drug D...

April 15, 2014- "Guest Blog: A Cautionary Tale for Autism Drug Development"- This guest post is from Steve Perrin, the chief scientific officer at the ALS Therapy Developmental Institute (ALSTDI), a scientific organization dedicated to identifying and advancing therapeutic developmental for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In a recent article, Perrin argues that poorly designed anim...

Advocates Express Anger to Interagency Autism C...

April 14, 2014- "Advocates Express Anger to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee"- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in Washington D.C. last week was marked by a long and emotional public comment period as parents and autism advocates expressed anger at the lack of results from federal funding of ASD. Tom Insel, the IACC chair, responded to the public feedback by...

National Autism Network Releases List of Top Te...

April 8, 2014 - April marks National Autism Awareness Month – a time to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The timing comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease control indicating that 1 in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder. In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the National Autism Network asked its community of parent...

Even 'Baby Sibs' Without Autism Show De...

April 10, 2014- "Even 'Baby Sibs' Without Autism Show Delays in First Year"- Among younger siblings with children with autism who do not have the disorder, more than one-quarter show developmental or behavioral delays at their first birthday. The delays may include problem with cognition, social skills such as eye contact, motor skills, and language. Research into baby siblings...

A Letter to the Autism Community

We are writing this letter to all members of the autism community. This means you: parents, family members, individuals on the spectrum and providers.  Over the last year or so we have seen an ever growing divide within our community.   The evidence of this rift ranges from news articles of autism advocacy groups protesting other autism advocacy groups, to comments and discu...