A new study using data from 6,000 families in SPARK suggests that a gene called DDHD2 may play a role in autism.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.
How do you get your child’s special education team to listen to you? Read these tips for successful advocacy.Read More
In this recorded webinar, Gary Mayerson, J.D., shares information and tips on how to advocate for your child with autism during the pandemic and get the most out of remote learning.Read More
Lawyer Peter Wright answers SPARK’s questions about special education services in the wake of COVID-19.Read More
What’s self-care, and why is it important? Dr. Kristin Pleines answers questions for parents and caregivers of children with autism.Read More
From 25 percent to 35 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. Why don’t we know more about them?Read More
What challenges do people with autism face in getting an anxiety diagnosis and finding treatments tailored to them? This is part two of a two-part series.Read More