Jonny and Sophie share some severe symptoms of autism, but like any two siblings, they have their own preferences, from music to skiing.Read More
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this recorded webinar with Dr. Melissa Hale. She answers the community’s questions about behavioral interventions.Read More
Why do many people with autism hit, bite, or otherwise hurt themselves? What can be done to help?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
Returning to school after summer vacation can be hard for any child. For a student with autism, this time of year can be especially stressful. Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have trouble adjusting to change. In fact, “insistence on sameness” and “difficulties with transition” are symptoms of ASD. A new classroom, schedule, teachers, classmates, or new school can trigger distress far beyond the typical back-to-school blues.Read More
In this webinar, Jennifer Krumins discusses how parents can take an active role in their child’s educational planning.Read More
In this webinar, Bridget Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA-D, cofounder and executive director of Alpine Learning Group, a school for students with autism, reviews skills and techniques that help to ensure the safety of individuals with autism. This webinar is 45 minutes long.Read More