Autistic people and their families often face angry stares, judgmental comments, or outright rejection. How does stigma affect them?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 email@example.com.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Brian Boyd discusses implicit racial bias and how it affects access to services in autism.Read More
SPARK wants to increase racial and ethnic diversity in autism research. Learn what it’s doing to reach communities that are underrepresented.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Dr. John Constantino talks about his research into the disparities in the timing of autism diagnoses.Read More
In this webinar, Leigh Ann Davis and Samantha Crane discuss individual strategies and system reforms that could increase the safety of individuals with autism when interacting with police and the criminal justice system. This webinar is 60 minutes long.Read More