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SPARK Autism Study

SPARK is an online research study for individuals with autism and their families. Emerge is one of over 30 clinics and research centers across the country helping to spread the word to families about this project. We need your help to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism!

If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism, we invite you to learn more about SPARK, an online research study that has one mission: Speed up research and advance our understanding of autism by creating the nation’s largest autism study.

Emerge is collaborating with Geisinger in Pennsylvania to recruit individuals with autism and their families to participate in SPARK. By joining SPARK, you will be making invaluable contributions to advancing the understanding of autism.

Joining SPARK is simple – register online and provide a saliva sample via a saliva collection kit that can be sent directly to your home. There is no cost to join SPARK, and families can earn a $50 gift card for participating! Any individual with autism (and their parents, if appropriate) are invited to register for SPARK.

For more information about SPARK, contact our coordinator by emailing or calling (225) 663-6936.