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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's Impact on Language is Independent...

February 24, 2015- "Autism's Impact on Language is Independent of Native Tongue"- People with autism are known to struggle with language and to have trouble interpreting emotions from speech. However, they often excel at music, demonstrating perfect pitch and the ability to sing songs even before speech develops. In a first of its kind study, researchers observed individuals with hi...

New Treatment for Pica Proves Effective for Chi...

February 22, 2015- "New Treatment for Pica Proves Effective for Children with Autism"- A new study may offer a treatment for parents of children who engage in pica, or the ingestion of non-food items on a regular basis.  The study followed 11 children as a research team did the following to prevent pica: blocked the child from eating inedible objects by following them around,...

Web of Autism Genes Untangles Slowly

February 20, 2015- "Web of Autism Genes Untangles Slowly"- Recent sequencing studies found 50 genes that they linked to autism as definitively as is possible for the field right now, but some researchers believe they should lose the distinguishing feature of being “candidates” and should simply be known as “autism genes.” Many of these autism genes are so-called “master regulators,” whi...

Autism Can Mask Anxiety Symptoms

February 17, 2015- "Autism Can Mask Anxiety Symptoms"- Previous research indicates that 63 percent of individuals with autism meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder, such as social phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder. Despite this, clinicians lack standardized tests for anxiety that are suitable for people with autism, brief enough for clinical practice, and sensitive to the full...

Lawmakers Look to Rein in Alternative Diplomas

February 18, 2015- "Lawmakers Look to Rein in Alternative Diplomas"-  A new bill in Congress would help to ensure that parents of students with disabilities are provided more information before their child is taken off track for a regular diploma. The bill would mandate that states establish clear guidelines outlining which students with disabilities qualify for testing based...

Autism Gene Guides Early Neuron Development

February 12, 2015- "Autism Gene Guides Early Neuron Development"- According to a recent study, the autism-linked gene ANKRD11 helps to package DNA in the nucleus and plays a critical role in the early growth and positioning of neurons. The study solidifies the role of ANKRD11 in “chromatin remodeling,” which is a process that regulates the expression of other genes by changing the...

Year in Review: Top Accomplishments of 2014 for...

Year in Review: Top Accomplishments of 2014 for the Autism Community A lot has transpired throughout the nation’s autism community in 2014. Over the course of the year, the autism community witnessed important events, published groundbreaking research studies, developed and released new autism-related technologies, and its members accomplished great feats, which inspired us all. In 2014, the...