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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 webinars@sparkforautism.org.

Supporting Parents in Early Autism Treatment

In this webinar, Melanie Pellecchia, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA, discusses advances in early autism treatment and strategies to support parents in the implementation of early intervention techniques. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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Special Interests in Autism

Special interests can offer people with autism opportunities to socialize and to highlight their strengths. These interests can sometimes even grow into a career.

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Anxiety and Autism

In this webinar, Antonio Hardan, a psychiatrist, discusses recent research into anxiety and autism. He also discusses ways that children and adults with autism can manage anxiety. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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