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.
Religious leaders play an important role in the Black community. That is why they also can help in the effort to reduce racial disparities in health care and autism research, some say.Read More
Before she was a behavior analyst, author, and podcaster, Mary Lynch Barbera was a mom trying to find ways to help her son with autism.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Connie Anderson, Ph.D., explores what we know about the experiences of grandparents of children with ASD and their importance in the lives of these families.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Brian Boyd discusses implicit racial bias and how it affects access to services in autism.Read More