If only one biological parent is available, can me and my child still participate?
Yes, you can participate even if only one parent is available.
If I am an adoptive parent, can my child with autism still participate?
Yes, please reach out to your local coordinator for more details.
If I have another child without a diagnosis of autism, will they be able to provide a sample?
Yes, if one of your children has formal diagnosis, a sibling without autism will be able to contribute a sample.
If I have child that is suspected on the autism spectrum, will my family be able to participate in SPARK?
Unfortunately, this study requires one child to have a formal diagnosis of autism.
For more frequently asked questions, visit our SPARK FAQ page.