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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.

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

23,106

FAMILIES ENROLLED

RESEARCH PARTNERS

31

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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Create an account online

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Invite family members

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Complete and return
your saliva kit

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Discover new research
opportunities

Step 1

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Create an account online

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Step 2

Invite family members

Step 3

Step 3

Complete and return
your saliva kit

Step 4

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Discover new research
opportunities

Features

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Family Story | 2:11

Five things to help your child with autism.

Research | 2:39

Dr. Wendy Chung and Dr. Pamela Feliciano start reviewing the new genetic results.

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The Future of SPARK

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Wendy Chung shares information about SPARK's long-term goals and activities.

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SPARK Responds to COVID-19

These are stressful times, and things are changing daily in the face of COVID-19. Learn what you, as a SPARK participant, can do.

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