What’s self-care, and why is it important? Dr. Kristin Pleines answers questions for parents and caregivers of children with autism.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.
From 25 percent to 35 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. Why don’t we know more about them?Read More
What challenges do people with autism face in getting an anxiety diagnosis and finding treatments tailored to them? This is part two of a two-part series.Read More
Don’t miss this recorded webinar in which Eileen Crehan, Ph.D., discusses sexual orientation and gender identity in autism, and provides helpful resources.Read More
Do teens with autism, especially girls, hide aspects of themselves to fit in socially? A study with SPARK participants had some surprising results.Read More
Watch this recorded webinar to learn about the patterns of early brain development in autism and the potential impact of these findings on future research and clinical practice.Read More