SPARK at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and USC Early Social Development Lab have partnered together to put on an Autism Research and Resource Fair! This free event will include research study opportunities (available from 9am-1pm) for children with ASD and their families, toilet training, communication, and social skills workshops, and tables from local organizations who will be available to talk about their services.

SPARK is recruiting individuals with autism and their families as a part of the nation’s largest genetic autism study. The goal of this study is to transform our understanding of autism and help improve the lives of individuals affected by autism and their families. The SPARK team will be traveling from Charleston to Columbia on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 to enroll families interested in participating. Participation takes about 30 minutes per family and consists of providing a saliva sample (no blood draw!). We ask for participation of both biological parents, as well as the individual with autism. Siblings are invited to participate as well. Additionally, families will receive a $50 Amazon e-card for their participation.

Click here to register.


Please contact Sarah Conyers with any questions or for more information at or 843-714-1352.