Children's Hospital Colorado

Autism Study Could Help Colorado Children

9News | November 21, 2016

Children's Hospital Colorado is participating in the nation's largest autism study, the SPARK Study, and we're encouraging families impacted by autism to join. Meet a family who's helping advance autism research.

"There isn't one cause, and a lot of times we really don't have one specific reason to tell a family what has caused the autism," said Dr. Sandra Friedman, section head of Developmental Pediatrics at Children's Colorado. 

Dr. Friedman is hoping that SPARK will change that, by gathering medical and behavioral information, family history and DNA from 50,000 families across the U.S.

"It really can't get much easier," said parent Georgeanne Doyna about her son Griffin's participation in the study.

Watch the story on 9News.