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SPARK Study on the Genetics of Autism

Rush University Medical Center is running a study called SPARK to learn more about the genetics of autism.

SPARK is a free, online autism study that aims to recruit and engage 50,000 individuals with autism and their family members, living in the United States

They are looking for children with autism as well as their parents and siblings to submit saliva samples. Participation in SPARK involves a 30 minute appointment and you can receive up to $50 in Amazon gift cards.

To participate visit to register

SPARK poster


Learn more about the study from the flyer, clicking on the SPARK FAQ’s or their website at SPARK Rush