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SPARK

SPARK is a free online study with a simple mission: to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. By building a community of tens of thousands of individuals with autism and their biological family members who provide behavioral and genetic data, SPARK will be the largest autism research study to date.

Participation in SPARK can be done entirely at home — register online here.

Find out more about what’s involved on our SPARK page.

Questions? Contact Samantha Hunter at 573-882-6479 or huntersg@health.missouri.edu.

Validation of a Salivary miRNA Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The purpose of this study is to validate the ability of a salivary RNA panel (diagnostic test) to differentiate children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from those with developmental delays. This study will help to further aid in diagnosing individuals with ASD.

AutismEYES

The purpose of this study is to validate the ability of a remote eye gaze tracker to differentiate children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to those with developmental delays. We will also be looking at how well eye gaze correlates with autism symptom severity and language ability.

REACH App Study

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of an iPhone-based screening tool for identifying children with autism.

Clinical Trial for Irritability

The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of an investigational drug in reducing irritability in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

RECHARGE Sleep Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate behavioral sleep treatment to reduce sleep difficulties in individuals with autism.

DS-DETERMINED Study

The purpose of this study is to develop better services for people with Down syndrome (DS) to manage their health.