Is anyone else participating in the UCSD Spark study?

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Blue Jay
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05 Nov 2023, 9:55 am

This is supposedly the biggest study on autism ever undertaken, so I signed up, and I just got my kit to submit my DNA… Has anyone else already done this? I don't really know what to expect beyond surveys and DNA results.

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05 Nov 2023, 10:13 am

Do you have to be American?

I looked at it briefly and said I'm a parent of autistic children, and I'm autistic.

It wanted info as if my children were minors.

Will it let me have adult children or is it going to infantilise everyone?

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05 Nov 2023, 3:18 pm

I joined Spark about a month before I joined WP.

Don't expect to learn much about yourself there, but you might help researchers better understand Autism.

And their web page has some interesting articles attached.

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I finally knew why people were strange.