What causes ASD? Is a mix of genetic and environmental factors at work?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.
Research into autism in the teen years is in its infancy.Read More
Regardless of where a student falls on the autism spectrum, there is a U.S. college program for him. But it probably will take some research to find the right fit. Here are some resources and tips that can help.Read More
Daily living skills are essential to adulthood. Difficulties with everyday activities such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and handling money could drastically reduce an individual’s chance of achieving independence in adulthoodRead More
Young adults with autism face monumental challenges for services, housing and jobs.Read More
Hospital emergency rooms pose particular problems for children with ASD. Yet, children with ASD are nine times more likely to visit an ER for psychiatric problems than children who don’t have autism.Read More