Participate in the SPARK Study


September 24th, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm


2225 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006

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SARRC's Colonel Harland D. Sanders Center

On Sunday, September 24, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) will host SPARK, a research study open to families with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). SPARK is a national project to collect genetic material from 50,000 people with ASD and their parents. 


Individuals with autism of any age and both biological parents.


We are inviting families to our campus to complete their participation during one 30-60 minute visit (saliva samples are required). Families will receive a goody bag from SARRC with information about our services as well as a thank you gift, and SPARK will mail a $50 gift card for completing participation. If an in-person evaluation is not an option, ask how you can complete the study at home.


Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 openings from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


SARRC Center for Autism Studies: 2225 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006


Join SPARK today, at no cost to you or your family, to help transform our understanding of autism and help improve the lives of individuals affected by autism and their families


To register, please contact Anthony Sziklay at or 602.218.8199


SPARK is a landmark online research partnership designed to facilitate research that advances our understanding of the causes of autism and how autism impacts all those affected. SPARK will be successful only by collecting a significant amount of data provided by the autism community. SPARK researchers are depending on tens of thousands of families and individuals with autism to join this community and provide the data that will help power research aimed at isolating specific genes and/or causes of autism, and translating those findings into real improvements. Learn more here.