SPARK with SARRC Research Study - Tucson


January 17th, 2019, 8:30am to January 18th, 2019, 4:30pm


1100 W Fresno Street Tucson, Arizona 85745

Location Name

The Academy - Intermountain Centers of Tucson

Largest Genetic Study Seeks To Expand Scope of Autism Research

Intermountain Centers of Tucson, in partnership with Phoenix-based Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, is looking for individuals of all ages with a professional diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become part of the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. 

Biological parents and full biological siblings (with and without ASD) are invited to participate as well. There’s no cost to register and no blood will be drawn. Compensation is valued at up to $50. The visit will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Saliva samples are required. Genetic results reports are issued to families post-study. 

January 17 & 18: Thursday & Friday slots available

  • Thursday, Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Intermountain Academy 
1100 W Fresno St. Tucson, 85745

Registeration Information

Register for the study by contacting Intermountain Centers at 520.232.2900 or  


SPARK’s goal is to advance the pace of discovery regarding the causes of autism and ultimately develop novel treatments. Over 20,000 individuals with autism and their family members have enrolled in SPARK since it launched nationally in April 2016. When participants sign the SPARK consent, they agree to be contacted about new research opportunities as part of SPARK’s goal of advancing autism research.