The purpose of SPARK, the nation’s largest Autism study, is to formulate a community of 50,000 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The goal of the study is to identify genetic and non-genetic causality of ASD and to provide the autism research community with genotyped individuals in efforts to better understand autism, further autism research and improve lives. SPARK is funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).
EARLI/EdNeuro/New Vistas Study
UCSD Altman Translational & Clinical Research Institute
The New Vistas Study is a longitudinal research project purposed to learn more about relationships among psychological and social development, school learning, and brain maturation in children as they develop from 4-7 years old. The goal of the study is to develop enrichment experiences for children, acquire a better understanding of how mental development differs from one child to the next and in particular what factors contribute to individual differences in learning and educational outcomes.