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
Read more about: Autism genes
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 email@example.com.
A new study using data from 6,000 families in SPARK suggests that a gene called DDHD2 may play a role in autism.Read More
A new study suggests that different genes can contribute to autism in biological males and females.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
By participating in research, the Manning family hopes to connect with others with the same rare condition as their daughter.Read More