SPARK Assesses the Impact of COVID-19 on its ASD Community
As part of SPARK's mission to advance autism research, our SPARK team distributed a short Coronavirus survey on March 20th to the thousands of families in SPARK. Over 8,000 participants responded. Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, cited the survey's result in a recent message. Take a look at the results of the survey here.
Study Elucidates Link Between a Gene Network and ASD Symptom Severity
A recent genetic study our Center published in Nature Neuroscience uses human iPSC-derived neuron models of ASD to show the degree of dysregulation in a particular gene network is correlated with the severity of ASD symptoms.
UCSD ACE Selected As A CDC Study Site Through ADDM
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected UCSD ACE as one of only 10 sites in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Our Center will shed light on the number of individuals living with autism and other developmental disabilities in the San Diego community. Click
here to learn more about the program.
Sparking a Change: Over 6,000 Individuals Participating in SPARK Through UCSD ACE
SPARK is the largest autism research project in US history, and the mission is simple: speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. To date, over 6,000 participants, including individuals diagnosed with ASD and their family members, have signed up for SPARK through UCSD ACE. Click here to join us today!
NEW Study Shows ASD Diagnoses Stable at 14 Months Old
Results from a recent study led by Dr. Karen Pierce suggest that accurate, reliable screening is possible much earlier than previously thought before. Click here to view CNN news coverage on the study.
Dr. Pierce's Journey With Autism