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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

Farm Gives Adults with Autism a Chance to Grow

September 12, 2014- "Farm Gives Adults with Autism a Chance to Grow"- Growing Solutions Farms is a 1.2-acre plot of land on which almost two dozen students with autism learn all the aspects of farming. Additionally, the organization works to teach vocational skills to these individuals that will translate to any job. The farm, which donates 75 percent of its crop to local food pantries,...

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...

Nearly 8 in 10 Kids Don't Get Developmental...

September 11, 2014- "Nearly 8 in 10 Kids Don't Get Developmental Screenings"- Through a government survey, researchers found that 79 percent of young children reported that they had not been asked to participate in screening efforts in the previous year. The findings come from an analysis of data collected in 2007 to 2008 through the National Survey of Children’s Health. While most...

I've Never Heard That I Could Request Schoo...

September 11, 2014- "I've Never Heard That I Could Request School Files"- This inquiry comes from a parent who was under the impression that she was unable to request a copy of her child’s files. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) works to ensure that parents have access to their children’s educational records and protect the privacy rights of parents and children b...

Autism Research Study Finds Treatment in Infant...

September 8, 2014- "Autism Research Study Finds Treatment in Infants Removes Symptoms"- According to a pilot study of the “Infant Start” program, autism treatment in the first year of life removes the disabling delay before most children are diagnosed. The program was tested on infants as young as 6 months old and found that by age 3 there was a significant reduction in symptoms. The sm...

Studies Implicate Early Injury to Cerebellum as...

September 9, 2014- "Studies Implicate Early Injury to Cerebellum as Major Cause of Autism"- A new review of research suggests the cerebellum, a small area of the brain which is best known for processing information from the senses and coordinating movement, could play the largest non-genetic role in the development of autism. An interpretation of current data from Princeton researchers...