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Why does autism research need your DNA?

Your DNA may spark answers! We want to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. It’s simple. It’s free.

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Why does autism research need your DNA?

Your DNA may spark answers! We want to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. It’s simple. It’s free.

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ABOUT THE STUDY

FAMILIES NEEDED

50,000

FAMILIES NEEDED

FAMILIES ENROLLED

12,208

FAMILIES ENROLLED

RESEARCH PARTNERS

25

RESEARCH PARTNERS

SPARK is the largest genetic study of autism ever. We believe that to find answers for you, we need to understand what makes you unique. And what connects you with others. We do this through studying genetic, behavioral and medical information.

Who Can Join?

Are you the parent of a child with ASD? Join us! Are you a person with an ASD diagnosis? We need you. There is no cost to you and we keep your data private.

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Participation is Simple

Step 1

Step 1

Create an account online

Step 2

Step 2

Invite family members

Step 3

Step 3

Complete and return
your saliva kit

Step 4

Step 4

Discover new research
opportunities

Step 1

Step 1

Create an account online

Step 2

Step 2

Invite family members

Step 3

Step 3

Complete and return
your saliva kit

Step 4

Step 4

Discover new research
opportunities

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FAMILY STORY | 2:53

Lynn Vigo recently received a genetic result from SPARK.

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RESEARCH | 2:13

Raphael Bernier, Ph.D. discusses his research and why he's excited about SPARK.

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WEBINARS

WEBINARS

Dr. Wendy Chung describes basic concepts in autism genetic research.

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FAMILY STORIES

FAMILY STORIES

Learn more about how a parent used SPARK resources.

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