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.
1100 W Fresno St. Tucson, 85745
Register for the study by contacting Intermountain Centers at 520.232.2900 or KCrotwell@ichd.net
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.