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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

White House Addresses 'Asperger-y' Comm...

October 30, 2014- "White House Addresses 'Asperger-y' Comment About Benjamin Netanyahu"- Yesterday, we addressed an article about the Obama administration’s careless use of the term “Asperger-y” to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House has addressed the use of the callous remark after Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and ot...

Autism and Money - Part 2 - Tips for Dealing wi...

October 30, 2014- "Autism and Money - Part 2 - Tips for Dealing with Some of the Possible Problems"-  Individuals with autism may experience troubles with their money for a couple of reasons. Remembering to pay bills can be challenging, but reminders on laptops or calendars can help. Individuals on the spectrum may be too trusting as well, and could be taken advantage of by a...

How Can I Get My Son's IEP Updated for Coll...

October 30, 2014- "How Can I Get My Son's IEP Updated for College?"- In this Q&A, a parent asks about preparing a child’s IEP, which has not been updated since the 3rd grade at a private christian school, for college. In this article we learn that IEPs are not mandated for private schools, there are extenuating circumstances for having to create an IEP for public schools, and th...

'Integrated Play Groups' Help Children...

October 27, 2014- "'Integrated Play Groups' Help Children with Autism"- A new study has found that “Integrated Play Groups,” or IPGS, are effective in teaching children with autism the skills they need to interact with their peers and engage in symbolic play such as pretending.  In IPGs, adults help children with autism and their typically developing peers engage in pl...

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents of Kids...

October 27, 2014- "Study: Group Approach May Help Parents of Kids with Autism"- With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children. In a short series of classes, parents were able to learn to apply a language-skills therapy method called pivotal response training and s...

Word Grasp at 12 Months May Reflect Autism Symp...

October 24, 2014- "Word Grasp at 12 Months May Reflect Autism Symptoms"- Children later diagnosed with autism understand different types of words at 12 months than their typically developing peers. Researchers studied 213 younger siblings of children with autism and found they have up to a 20-fold increased risk for developing autism themselves. Specifically, compared with controls, chi...