Heather Bensch knew her daughter was different since infancy. Twenty years later, SPARK told her it had discovered why.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.
When Alycia Halladay Ross heard that a huge autism study was launching, she knew she had to join for her daughter and all the other girls with autism.Read More
Amy Gravino got an email with big news: SPARK had found the cause of her autism. What did that mean for her?Read More
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
A new study suggests that different genes can contribute to autism in biological males and females.Read More