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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

Individualized Autism Therapy? There May be an...

November 18, 2014- "Individualized Autism Therapy? There May be an App for That"- According to a recent study, a touch-screen game based on popular cartoon characters may one day allow scientists to tailor treatment for children with autism. The game is designed to evaluate implicit learning, which occurs without the learner being aware or explicitly taught. Researchers are investigatin...

Pope to Meet With Autistic Kids to End Stigma

November 18, 2014- "Pope to Meet With Autistic Kids to End Stigma"- Pope Francis will meet with children with autism and their families in an effort to help raise awareness and end the stigma and isolation of people living with the disorder. The meeting will cap an international conference on autism being hosted at the Vatican's health care office this week. The pope will give a spe...

New Tool Aims to Find Your Child's Strength...

November 19, 2014- "New Tool Aims to Find Your Child's Strengths, Interests"- A new online tool, known as Identifor, gets its name from its ability to Identify your child's interests, skills, and unique abilities for the pursuit of fulfilling futures. The goal of this tool is to help parents answer important questions about their child like if they are good at mental arithmetic...

Adults With Autism Find It Hard to Recognize Fa...

November 17, 2014- "Adults With Autism Find It Hard to Recognize Facial Clues"- A new study finds that adults with autism often struggle when they need to use facial clues to help perform a task. Researchers found that while adults with autism are able to recognize static faces, they find it difficult when a task requires them to discriminate between sequences of facial motion of to use...

People with Autism have Trouble Processing Sigh...

November 17, 2014- "People with Autism have Trouble Processing Sight, Sound"- Individuals on the autism spectrum have more difficultly integrating what they hear with what they see, according to a recent study. This effect is seen specifically in relation to speech but not other types of sounds, suggesting a mechanism that contributes to language problems characteristic of the disorder....

A Visit from a Caring Santa

November 18, 2014- "A Visit from a Caring Santa"- Do you wish to take your little one on the spectrum for a visit to see Santa, but are worried about the bright, flashing lights, the large crowds, and loud noises? Well, you're in luck because over 120 Simon malls across the country will be offering private Sensory Santa visits for children on the spectrum on December 7. Just click t...