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
Read more about: Autism characteristics
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.
How are people with autism coping with the anxieties and changes caused by COVID-19? The answer, like autism itself, is complicated.Read More
In this webinar, Ericka Wodka discusses the challenges children with autism often have focusing, maintaining attention, and planning and organizing their environment.Read More
Finding information about, and services for, autism seemed like a mystery to Cara Stepanian. Her family took steps to shed more light on ASD.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
Researchers have taken notice of parental stress in families of children with autism. More than a few studies report that parents of children with autism experience more stress than parents of typical-developing children and parents of children with Down Syndrome.Read More
In this webinar, Micah Mazurek, Ph.D., and Latha Soorya, Ph.D. discuss their research on making friends and improving social skills for individuals with autism. This webinar is 60 minutes long.Read More