SPARK autism study

Seeking 50,000 families to participate in autism study

Your DNA may spark answers! SPARK (Simons Powering Autism Research) and the University of Minnesota want to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. It’s simple. It’s free.

Minnesota is higher than the national average with 1 in 42 children diagnosed with autism (the national average is 1 in 59). We want to help the process of speeding up research by encouraging families to participate in this largest autism study ever done in the U.S.

For more information, call (612) 624-0116 or email You can also learn more at or view the video below.