On Saturday July 17th, the Medical University of South Carolina and Sea Island Pediatrics in Beaufort will be be conducting a saliva collection event in support of the SPARK autism research project. SPARK is committed to transforming our understanding of autism and helping to improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through research. MUSC is among 31 research sites across the country helping to enroll individuals with autism and their parents. Over 27,000 families nationwide are already participating in SPARK!

Participation involves a 30 minute appointment, which includes registration and saliva collection. We ask that both biological parents, as well as the individual with autism, be present at the appointment. Siblings are invited to participate as well. There is no cost to join and families will receive a $50 Amazon e-card and a SPARK gift bag for their participation.

RSVP is required! Sign-up for your appointment time here.

If you have already registered and need help completing your family’s enrollment or with saliva collection, we invite you to attend as well!  

Please contact Jessie Montezuma with any questions or for more information at sparkautism@musc.edu or 843-714-1352.

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