SPARK Aims to Make New Discoveries and Advance Understanding of Autism

February 01, 2023

SPARK, the largest autism research study in the US, is free to people with autism of any age and their family, and can be done entirely from home!

SPARK aims to make new discoveries and advance understanding of autism including potential genetic causes. Children’s Specialized Hospital and over 30 of the nation’s leading medical schools and autism research centers are part of this effort.

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Questions? Contact Marilyn Lopez at 908.301.5958, email, or visit

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.