SPARK with SARRC Research Study - Yuma County


February 8th, 2019, 8:30am to February 9th, 2019, 4:30pm

Location Name

Multiple Locations

Largest Genetic Study Seeks To Expand Scope of Autism Research

Yuma County, in partnership with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, is enrolling 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. Families have the possibility of receiving a genetic results report post-study.

Two Dates, Two Yuma County Locations

Friday, February 8
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Location: San Luis Walk-In Clinic / Center for Children with Special Needs & Autism
Address: 214 W Main St, Somerton, AZ 85350

Saturday, February 9
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Location: RCBH, Inc. Billing and Data Office
Address: 330 W 24th St, Ste-2, Yuma, AZ 85364

Registeration Information

Register for the study by contacting Kendra Coleman at or 602.218.8175


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.