National Autism Genetic Study recruiting Chicagoland Participants
Jan 3, 2017 8:34 AM -
Chicagoland families affected by autism can participate in the nation's largest study to uncover genetic links to the condition by attending an on-site registration and data collection event in the western suburbs, Saturday, January 14. Families with a loved one on the autism spectrum are asked to share demographic, medical and behavioral information at: Right Fit Sports,Fitness,Wellness,, 7101 S. Adams St., Willowbrook, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, 1500 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . Participants with autism will receive a $50 gift card in the mail upon completion of their study. The research project, called SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge), is hoping to collect family information and DNA samples from 50,000 people with autism and their family members. In Chicago, SPARK has partnered exclusively with Rush University Medical Center (RUMC).