On March 27th, Dr. Girault will present an overview of what we know about brain development in autism during infancy.Read More
The articles and webinars below highlight the latest autism research findings made possible by SPARK participants, researchers, and others throughout the world. You can also read about the autism journeys of SPARK families.
To browse through our articles, webinars, and family stories by topic, view our Topics in Autism page.
Black families seeking help for an autistic child may face barriers that include racism, stigma, cultural differences, a lack of information, and limited access to care. That’s according to two studies of Black participants in SPARK.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Jamie Upshaw discusses how the mischaracterization of individuals with autism can funnel them into the juvenile justice system.Read More
One of autism’s enduring questions is why do many children and adults on the spectrum under- or over-react to sound? Learn what we know, and don’t know, about sensory differences.Read More
LaVell Juricich spent almost six decades trying to fit in and wondering why she didn’t. When she was 58, she got the answer: she has autism. Now she hopes that research will help others on the spectrum to be who they are.Read More
Webinar: A Guide to Nurturing Social and Communication Skills in Young Children with Autism for Parents
In this recorded webinar, Dr. DeQuinzio discusses how parents can promote social and communication skills in young children with autism.Read More
Research suggests that autistic adults face more health problems than others as they get older. What do we really know about autism in middle and old age?Read More
In this recorded webinar, Lauren Bishop, Ph.D., discusses research on the health and well-being of autistic people as they age.Read More