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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

Autistic Children More Likely to Have GI Issues...

March 25, 2015- "Autistic Children More Likely to Have GI Issues in Early Life"-  Researchers report that children with ASD were two-and-a-half times more likely to have persistent GI symptoms as infants and toddlers than children with typical development. The study is based on a large longitudinal survey of Norwegian mothers who were asked about their child’s GI disturbances...

What Singing Aloud Reveals about Autism

March 24, 2015- "What Singing Aloud Reveals about Autism"- It is common for individuals on the autism spectrum to struggle with empathy, but this difficulty doesn’t necessarily mean they’re shut off to other people’s emotion. In fact, a new study suggests that they have trouble matching their own feelings to those of others. The study asked its subjects to give performances (dancing, te...

Five-Year-Old Boy with Autism Finds Right Words...

March 22, 2015- "Five-Year-Old Boy with Autism Finds Right Words to Help Rescue Injured Man"- Chase Faulingham is a five-year-old boy with autism with limited verbal ability, but that didn’t prevent him from speaking up to help save a man who was incapacitated in the snow. While on a walk with his grandfather, Chase asked him to "stop and listen." That’s when Thomas Murray, the...

Student Draws from Experiences with Bullies and...

March 20, 2015- "Student Draws from Experiences with Bullies and Living with Autism to Create Memorable Art"- Thomas Ledbetter, a junior at Newark High School, is receiving nationwide attention for a poster he designed, inspired by his own experiences with being bullied. Diagnosed with autism when he was 2, Thomas has had to deal with the threats of bullies his entire school career. The...

Autistic and Non-Autistic Brain Differences Iso...

March 20, 2015- "Autistic and Non-Autistic Brain Differences Isolated for First Time"- A new methodology for analyzing MRI scanners has allowed researchers to pin down the functional differences between the autistic and non-autistic brain. The new methodology can analyze over 1 billion pieces of data.  Unsurprisingly, of the twenty isolated examples of difference, one involved...

ABLE Accounts get Green Light in First State

March 19, 2015- "ABLE Accounts get Green Light in First State"- Virginia has become the first state to pass ABLE legislation three month after President Obama signed the ABLE Act into law. Additionally, Utah and West Virginia have sent ABLE bills to their governors. Despite the legislation’s passage, state governments and the financial industry are likely to need time to set up the new...