The Lombardis joined SPARK to help scientists learn more about autism and epilepsy, which both affect son RJ. They want better treatments to reduce the risks of seizures. “This is a matter of life or death,” RJ’s mother says.Read More
Get the latest autism updates from SPARK, including information about genes and ASD research, webinars, and personal stories from our community.
Our ‘genes’ page provides short, easy-to-understand descriptions of genes linked to autism. Under ‘research’, you’ll find the latest updates from SPARK and other autism studies. In our ‘stories’ section, families, scientists and others share their journeys. In our monthly webinars, speakers from the autism community provide useful information for families and people with autism. All are welcome–invitation links are issued in our monthly newsletter. If you have suggestions for webinar topics, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a young man, Adam Farris found himself in a tough place. With poor social skills, he could not keep a job or friends. Then he received an autism diagnosis – and help with social and life skills. With that, he transformed his life.Read More
In this webinar, Carolyn Shivers discusses research on the experiences of typically-developing siblings of people who have autism.Read More
In this webinar, Roma Vasa and Elizabeth Wise share information about research on anxiety and depression in autism. They also provide information about various treatments for anxiety and depression.Read More
In this webinar, Beth Malow shares more about research on sleep and autism. She also gives practical tips and resources related to sleep.Read More
In this webinar, Melissa Hale gives a general overview of ABA and provides examples of research that shows its effectiveness.Read More
Researchers have found that most young children with autism spectrum disorder and severe language delay developed “phrase or fluent” speech by age 8, with almost half achieving fluent speech.Read More
Their son’s genetic diagnosis revealed an undiagnosed heart condition.Read More
The Marine Corps helped instill in Rico Winston a strong belief in duty. So when his son was diagnosed with autism, he knew what he must do. He immersed himself in learning about autism, and advocating for research and services to help others like his son.Read More