The unique features of the social network allows parents to not only connect with other parents, family members or individuals on the spectrum, but also to create a HIPAA secure private network for their child where they can invite their child's therapy providers and caregivers to access real time updates along with shared files and therapy notes. In order for this community to truly thrive, National Autism Network also saw a need to facilitate interactions with industry professionals. Providers have the ability to create a business profile page where they can build a following of members, provide updates, network with other professionals, provide insight on key topics and have the ability to be listed as a preferred provider by parents."When our son was diagnosed with autism, my wife and I wanted to learn everything we could but we felt overwhelmed by the information we found online. National Autism Network saved us time and provided peace of mind in narrowing down the treatment options available, finding providers, and also providing encouragement knowing we're not alone in this journey," said Shane Thomas, whose three year old son was recently diagnosed with ASD. Every individual who registers with the National Autism Network will have the capability to create a social network profile, participate in discussion forums, share success stories, view local events in their community, research local providers, and much more – all in one central location. For more information or to become a member, visit www.NationalAutismNetwork.com. About National Autism Network: National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community. Founded in 2011, its 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.