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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

Researchers Says CDC 'Chose to Cover Up...

August 28, 2014- "Researchers Says CDC 'Chose to Cover Up' Data Linking Autism With Vaccines...but There's More to the Story"- Brian Hooker, who works with the Autism Foundation, an organization determined to expose the cause of autism, published a study earlier this month that found African-American boys who received the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella, before they...

Federal Officials Order Medicaid to Cover Autis...

August 26, 2014- "Federal Officials Order Medicaid to Cover Autism Services"- In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that comprehensive autism services must be covered for children under all state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program plans. While coverage of ABA isn’t explicitly required, many advocates expect it to be covered. However, some stat...

Study on 'Extreme Male Brain' Theory of...

August 25, 2014- "Study on 'Extreme Male Brain' Theory of Autism Draws Critics"- A large new survey yielded an unprecedented amount of support for a controversial theory that states that individuals with autism have an “extreme male brain.” However, critics question basic assumptions of the theory and the methods used in the new study. The hypothesis was proposed more than a dec...

Doctors Get New Recommendations for Diagnosing...

August 25, 2014- "Doctors Get New Recommendations for Diagnosing Disabilities"- A clinical report recently published in the journal Pediatrics, includes an update of its recommendations for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Specifically, the new report emphasizes advances in genetic testing in recent years that can aid in providing a more precise d...

Autism May Lower Risk of Childhood Injuries

August 22, 2014- "Autism May Lower Risk of Childhood Injuries"-  According to a recent study, while children on the autism spectrum appear injury prone and clumsy, they may in fact be more protected from injury due to their disorder. Delays in motor skills are typical of autism and may exacerbate injuries of typical to early childhood, such as falls and burns. However, those s...

Derry Cyclist Completes 1,400-mile Ride to Rais...

August 21, 2014- "Derry Cyclist Completes 1,400-mile Ride to Raise Autism Awareness"- 49-year-old Rich DiSalvo has recently completed a 1,400 miles journey by bike from Maine to Florida to raise money and awareness for people with autism. Known as “The Tour to Endure,” the ride was completed along with his family for various portions of the trip and has so far raised $4,000. DiSalv...