SPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge



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The mission of SPARK is to ignite research at an unprecedented scale to improve lives by advancing our understanding of autism. To join this national autism research cohort, individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism and their biological family members will be asked to share information about their medical and family history, as well as provide a DNA sample. Please contact the Center for Autism Research for more information at 1-866-570-6524 or

Eligibility & Criteria

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Visit Criteria

One of our team members can meet with you virtually to complete registration and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, depending on your distance from CHOP, we can even meet with you in person at CHOP or at your home to complete the registration and saliva collection processes. We have extensive protective equipment and can easily conduct this visit in an outdoor space, like a driveway or front yard!