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OHSU is one of 21 clinical sites partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)  to bring you SPARK--a landmark autism research project.  SPARK stands for 'Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge,' and the mission is simple: we want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and you live in the United States, we invite you to join SPARK.



Upcoming Events: Autism Society of Oregon Annual Autism Walks

OHSU SPARK is a proud sponsor of five ASO walks this spring and summer!  We hope you'll join us at the walk nearest you.  Attractions vary between walks, but all are sure to feature lots of spectrum-friendly community and family fun!

4/8/17:  Astoria--Color the Coast for Autism

4/30/17:  Portland--15th Annual Autism Walk at Oaks Park

5/6/17:  Redmond--Central Oregon Autism Walk and Family Fun Day

5/20/17: Florence--First Annual Autism Walk

6/24/17:  LaGrande--Color the Blues for Autism


Upcoming Event: OHSU IDD Transition Fair--5/20/17

The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) at OHSU would like to invite you to our 4th annual Transition Fair: Passport to a Healthy Future. This free event emphasizes a holistic approach to adolescent transition for young people (ages 12-26) who experience disability. This event will feature transition resources from community vendors, as well as a series of presentations for individuals, families, and providers. More information can be found here.

The IDD Transition Fair will take place on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Glencoe High School Gymnasium located at 2700 NW Glencoe Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97214. There will be free accessible parking.

Click here to register for this year's Transition Fair.