Research Study: Understanding the Biological Processes of Autism

April 12, 2024

Join the Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence (ASPE) at The University of Pennsylvania in better understand the biological processes of autism to inform support programs, increase acceptance and advocacy, and improve the quality of life for autistic individuals.

Participation includes:

  • Completing a series of online questionnaires
  • Returning a free saliva kit for DNA analysis
  • Option to wear a research-grade (Fitbit-like) device to track activity and sleep
  • All completed in the comfort of your own home!

Participate in the study

Download a flyer

For more information, contact Emily Colon at 267- 542-1717 or email

Autism New Jersey strongly recommends reviewing the following information prior to participating in any research study:

For more information and a comprehensive list of potential benefits and risks of participating, please contact the investigators. For helpful information on being an informed research participant, please visit the Organization for Autism Research’s (OAR) Parent’s Guide to Research. Appendix B provides a list of questions to ask prior to participation and overviews your rights as a research participant.