You hold the power to shape the future of autism research.

Help us spark better futures for all
individuals and families affected by autism.

One out of every 36 children in the United States is affected by the challenges surrounding autism spectrum disorders.

The mission of SPARK is simple. We want to speed up research and advance understanding of autism.

We are currently recruiting participants for this groundbreaking initiative, which combines a web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of treatment and supports.

 By joining SPARK, you will help individuals and families like you who are affected by autism.

"If we can make anybody's life better, it's well worth participating"

 - Lisa Wilson, Parent

SPARK for Autism at Kennedy Krieger:

Learn more about the SPARK study and why your participation is important. 

step-by-step guide to the SPARK study registration process.


For additional information about SPARK, please contact a member of the SPARK team:

Megan McTaggart by phone at (443) 923-7691 or email

Kyla Minton by phone (443) 923-7617 or email

Eva Queen by phone (443) 257-3162 or email

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