The McBrides, one of the first families to join SPARK, have five family members with autism. SPARK found a genetic diagnosis for one of them.Read More
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People from all over the country are joining SPARK, and they want to share their stories. From anecdotes about registering for SPARK to accounts of how families dealt with diagnoses, SPARK community members are sharing their experiences with one another.
Meet some of our SPARK participants by exploring this section.
Although the road to adulthood can be bumpy for people with autism, Joseph Beno has moved smoothly from high school to employment and owning a car.Read More
When Mercedes Riggs opened the email from SPARK, she texted her husband, “You won’t believe this.” Learn how SPARK provided answers to one family’s questions about their son’s autism.Read More
If you are collecting saliva for SPARK’s research, here are some tips that may help.Read More
By participating in research, the Manning family hopes to connect with others with the same rare condition as their daughter.Read More