Studying the infant brothers or sisters of children who have autism can shed light on the earliest signs and perhaps lead to earlier screens and interventions for autism.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.
In this webinar video, David Amaral and Cynthia Schumann discuss how studying the human brain contributes to our understanding of autism.Read More
When Trudi Sullivan was being evaluated for an autism spectrum disorder, she was ushered into a room that included a child-sized chair. That chair was a reminder that she was getting her diagnosis later than most people — decades later.Read More
Two brain imaging studies suggest it is possible to detect autism in high-risk infants as early as 6 months.Read More