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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 webinars@sparkforautism.org.

Diet and Autism

This is a joint webinar with SSC@IAN (Simons Simplex Collection at the Interactive Autism Network). In this webinar, Dr. Susan Hyman discusses why individuals with autism have food selectivity, what kinds of problems food selectivity can lead to, how a proper diet can impact behavior, and evidence for dietary treatments for symptoms of autism. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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Sleep in ASD

In this webinar, Dr. Ashura Buckley defines sleep terminology and discusses the basics of the sleep/wake cycle. She also talks about the types of sleep problems in people with ASD, current approaches to treatment and where to go from here. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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Autism As You Age

In this Facebook Live discussion, Dr. Catherine Lord, a licensed clinical psychologist, discusses how autism evaluations and supports change as individuals with autism get older. She also discusses the value of an autism diagnosis. This discussion is 30 minutes long.

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