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SPARK is transforming the way autism research is done.

Become an important part of our growing community of 250,000+.

SPARK is transforming the way autism research is done.

Become an important part of our growing community of 250,000+.

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ABOUT THE STUDY

FAMILIES NEEDED

50,000

FAMILIES NEEDED

FAMILIES ENROLLED

27,385

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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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

Features

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Family Story | 2:11

Five things to help your child with autism.

Research | 2:02

How does SPARK work, what are the benefits, and why is it so important to participate in autism research? As we celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. shares the story of SPARK.

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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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Celebrating SPARK's 5th Anniversary

Read about SPARK's first five years and what we've accomplished as a community.

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