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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

Football Changes Everything for Autistic Teen

September 21, 2014- "Football Changes Everything for Autistic Teen"- Josh Bailey has autism and is a senior offensive tackle on the Lakeland High School football team in Michigan. Bailey used to be awkward, extremely shy, and sensitive to loud noises, but football has “changed everything” for Josh. Elected as captain for their first game by his teammates, Bailey is in rarified air for a...

Deal Reached on Tax-Free Disability Savings Acc...

September 19, 2014- "Deal Reached on Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts"- Members of the U.S. Senate recently said that they have an agreement that will allow the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act to proceed.  Under the measure, people with disabilities would be able to create special accounts at any financial institution where they could deposit up to $1...

For Adults with Autism, ABA Coverage Scarce

September 19, 2014- "For Adults with Autism, ABA Coverage Scarce"- If you have not yet had an opportunity to read our most recent blog, then you may not be aware that ABA therapy is not just for children with autism. In fact, adults on the spectrum can also benefit from the intervention, but it’s difficult to attain insurance coverage after a certain age. States typically cap their cove...

California Universities to Come Together for Au...

September 22, 2014- "California Universities to Come Together for Autism Research"-  The University of California has recently launched an ambitious 18-month project to connect autism researchers across its ten campuses. Elysa Marco, assistant professor of neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry says the former system is “kind of like the Galapagos, where we’ve all been on our o...

Some Siblings of People with Autism Have Troubl...

September 19, 2014- "Some Siblings of People with Autism Have Troubles as Adults"-  Siblings of individuals with autism have a 20-fold increased risk of developing the disorder themselves, and even those without the disorder may show subtle signs of autism. These traits are collectively known as the “broad autism phenotype,” or BAP. A new study suggests that siblings with BAP...

Autism Speaks, Simons & NIH Foundation Join...

September 20, 2014- "Autism Speaks, Simons & NIH Foundation Join to Fund Biomarker Research"- Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), the National Institute of Mental Health and the Foundation for the National Institute of Health have teamed up to speed up the development of autism medicines. The partnership, known as the “Consortium on Biomarkers an...

Autism Services Focus of New Push

September 15, 2014- "Autism Services Focus of New Push"- According to the NIMH, federal officials are embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood. To this end, the NIMH is doling out &7.9 million in first year funding for 12 research projects that will assess various models of service delivery for indi...