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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

IEEs: Parents Have the Right to Select an Evalu...

April 24, 2014- "IEEs: Parents Have the Right to Select an Evaluator of Their Choice"- This article discusses Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE), which occur when a parent disagrees with the school district’s evaluation of their child. The IEE must be conducted by a qualified examiner who is not employed by the school district. Essentially, parents have a right to select an evalu...

Autism Research Isn't Helping People Live w...

April 23, 2014- "Autism Research Isn't Helping People Live with Daily Reality"- This article discusses autism research in the UK, particularly a project known as “A Future Made Together,” and the article brings up a lot of good points that mirror outcry from the autism community in the United States. A Future Made Together project was designed to get the opinions of 1,700 individual...

Telemedicine Shows Promise for ABA Therapy

April 22, 2014- "Telemedicine Shows Promise for ABA Therapy"- New research suggests that using web-based technology to teach parents the strategies of applied behavior analysis could offer big gains for kids with autism. The small study involved rural parents who participated in a series of online tutorials and videoconferencing sessions. Researchers found that they could help moms and...

Ranking Names Best States for Disability Services

April 17, 2014- "Ranking Names Best States for Disability Services"-  An annual ranking of states offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities was recently completed by United Cerebral Palsy. The analysis found that Arizona was the highest ranked with Michigan, Hawaii, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Missouri...

National Autism Network Releases List of Top Te...

April 8, 2014 - April marks National Autism Awareness Month – a time to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The timing comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease control indicating that 1 in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder. In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the National Autism Network asked its community of parent...

A Letter to the Autism Community

We are writing this letter to all members of the autism community. This means you: parents, family members, individuals on the spectrum and providers.  Over the last year or so we have seen an ever growing divide within our community.   The evidence of this rift ranges from news articles of autism advocacy groups protesting other autism advocacy groups, to comments and discu...