Do teens with autism, especially girls, hide aspects of themselves to fit in socially? A study with SPARK participants had some surprising results.Read More
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.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn about the patterns of early brain development in autism and the potential impact of these findings on future research and clinical practice.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
Dr. Wendy Chung shares results from a survey completed by 636 autistic adults in SPARK.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Anjana Bhat shares ways that you can use structured and creative physical activities to engage your child at home.Read More
More than 8 in 10 children who have autism have motor issues, according to a large-scale survey. But few receive therapy.Read More
How are people with autism coping with the anxieties and changes caused by COVID-19? The answer, like autism itself, is complicated.Read More