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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

Pooling Autism Brain Imaging Data Can Distort R...

August 31, 2015- "Pooling Autism Brain Imaging Data Can Distort Results"- According to a recent study, combining data from different brain scanners can lead to false finding if variation between the machines is not taken into account. The work helps explain why results detailing the neuroanatomy of autism often contradict one another or are not replicated. The article goes on to discuss...

New Ohio Law Aims to get more Children Vaccinated

August 29, 2015- "New Ohio Law Aims to get more Children Vaccinated"- Data from 2013 showed that Ohio ranked last aside from Arkansas and Nevada in terms of the percentage of children 19 to 35 months old who had all their recommended vaccinations. A new law for children who go to day care or preschool with likely increase vaccine coverage in the state.

Watch Your Language When Talking About Autism

August 27, 2015- "Watch Your Language When Talking About Autism"- Recent guidelines have encouraged clinicians and teachers in the UK to use positive and inclusive language known as “person-first” language. This means calling someone on the spectrum as a “person with autism” – describing what a person has, not what a person is. The difference between “person-first language” and “disabil...

Questioning Autistic People about their Autism...

August 25, 2015- "Questioning Autistic People about their Autism - When is this OK?"- This article details how to tactfully ask an individual with autism about the disorder. Moreover, it discusses what to expect from individuals on the spectrum when asked about their disorder. The article insists that by discussing the disorder the autism community can help alleviate some of the ignoran...

Depression Common Among Men with Autism, Study...

August 24, 2015- "Depression Common Among Men with Autism, Study Finds"- A study of 50 men roughly 20 years of age found that most men with autism have psychiatric disorders such as depression. Researchers believe that by focusing on a patient’s autism, other disorders they may possess are going untreated. Researchers also insist the study highlights the need for better diagnostic tools...

Not Just Another Social Network- For Parents of...

National Autism Network offers an abundance of unique features and resources, the most prominent of which is our HIPAA-Secure Social Network. You may have seen us mention the social network on Facebook or within our weekly newsletter or maybe even seen a link to a video on it, and thought to yourself-- 'Great, another social network'.  We are bombarded with a variety of them f...