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Participants Needed for Autism Genetic Study in Rockford Area

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Easterseals Academy, 8301 Mitchell Road, Machesney Park

Participate in landmark national research study on autism.

Families affected by autism can partner with the AARTS Center at Rush to participate in a landmark national research study designed to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism to help improve lives. Data, through an online registration portal, and genetic information, through a saliva sample, will be gathered on-site with support from the SPARK team. SPARK  stands for “Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge”

All ages are welcome. To RSVP, contact Holly Lechniak at or (312) 563-2765. Walk-ins are welcome, but there may be a wait. Participants with autism will receive up to $50 in Amazon gift cards for their participation.