Autistic people and their families often face angry stares, judgmental comments, or outright rejection. How does stigma affect them?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.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Wendy Chung discusses what SPARK Research Match is and how it works.Read More
Some people with autism struggle to manage emotions that may become so intense they cause a meltdown. What are researchers learning about emotion regulation in autism?Read More
Difficulty managing the intensity and duration of emotions is common in autism. Be sure to view this important recorded webinar.Read More
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
Webinar: Faith, Disability, Mental Health, and Research: Engaging Black People of African Descent in the Dialogue
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Mirian Ofonedu discusses strategies for addressing barriers to services and other opportunities.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
A few years after being diagnosed with autism in his 30s, one man learned why he has autism. Read about his journey.Read More