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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

Event Type

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.