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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

Autism 'Baby Sibs' Study IDs Another Ea...

July 28, 2014- "Autism 'Baby Sibs' Study IDs Another Early Red Flag"- Researchers recently found signs in 8-month old babies that indicate that the child is more likely to have more severe autism symptoms when they are old enough to be evaluated for the disorder. Babies have difficulty initiating joint attention through eye contact with another person as a way to signal interest...

Congress Hears of Global Challenges, Advances i...

July 24, 2014- "Congress Hears of Global Challenges, Advances in Autism"-  A subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee recently heard testimony regarding the global challenges and advances occurring with autism and research services, with a special focus on the needs of individuals transitioning into adulthood. Autism Speaks and the World Health Organization (WHO) ha...

Getting Evaluated for Autism as an Adult: Where...

July 25, 2014- "Getting Evaluated for Autism as an Adult: Where to Go? Who to See?"- This article answers the question of a parent of a child with autism who would like to get receive a diagnostic evaluation themselves, but are unable to find the proper channels. Currently, there are no diagnostic evaluations available for adults, but there are some that are currently in development. Th...

ABA Pilot Coverage Extends Past July 24

July 23, 2014- "ABA Pilot Coverage Extends Past July 24"- The law creating the TRICARE ABA Pilot program was set to expire July 24, but TRICARE has extended coverage until December 31, 2014. After the deadline, beneficiaries will transition to the new TRICARE Autism Care Demo (ACD).  Beneficiaries covered under the ABA Pilot, the ABA Demo, and TRICARE Basic coverage of ABA don...

Iowa Puts $5 Million into Autism Program

July 20, 2014- "Iowa Puts $5 Million into Autism Program"-  The Iowa legislature allocated $5 million for Applied Behavior Analysis treatment in 2013 and now families are able to take advantage of the donation. Legislatures recognized that children who continue to exhibit signs of autism will grow into adults who require around the clock services and supervision. By...

Justice Department Developing Disability Traini...

July 21, 2014- "Justice Department Developing Disability Training for Police"- According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service are planning to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities. There are no details as of yet, but the program has been implemented in response to advocates calling upon federal agencies to...