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OHSU is one of 23 clinical sites partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)  to bring you SPARK.  The mission of SPARK--an online research partnership involving 50,000 individuals with autism and their families--is simple.  We want to speed up research and advance understanding of autism.



Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

The SPARK registration process


Upcoming Event: Sunday Parkways

Grab a bike (or just a pair of running shoes!) and come find us at the Outer Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways event on Saturday, August 20.  Bring the whole family along for a traffic-free adventure through the city.  OHSU SPARK will be around to answer questions about the study and engage with the local community.

Upcoming Event: US Autism and Asperger Conference in Portland, OR

Over 30 of the world’s most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism and Asperger community will share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself at the USAAA 2017 World Conference and Expo, August 24-27, 2017 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Self-Advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders are welcome to attend.  Click here for information on registration.