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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

21,111

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

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Create an account online

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Invite family members

Step 3

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Complete and return
your saliva kit

Step 4

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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 | 2:13

Nina talks about having 3 kids with autism. Oh my!

Research | 2:39

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

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What Information SPARK Collects, and Why

Dr. LeeAnne Green-Snyder describes what information SPARK collects and why.

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Genetic Diagnosis Tied to Autism Reveals Undiagnosed Heart Condition

Their son's genetic diagnosis revealed an undiagnosed heart condition.

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