SPARK program seeks individuals with autism and their families to partake in research

Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, or SPARK, is a growing community of individuals, families, and researchers on a mission to understand autism. SPARK collects DNA and information through surveys from people with autism and their parents and share that data with qualified researchers. SPARK aim is to find out why autism happens and why it is so different in each person.

SPARK is the largest genetic study of autism and is actively recruiting families. There is no cost to partake in the study.

Interested in learning more? Check out the below documents:

  • SPARK brochure: Why does autism research need your DNA?
  • How to Register for SPARK
  • SPARK Gene List
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