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Sample E-mail about IAN

Date Last Revised: 
May 30, 2019

The IAN Project is Now Closed

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) project is closed and is no longer accepting research participants. We encourage U.S. residents to join SPARK and others to join their local research registry. Learn more about these research opportunities. Thanks to all of the participants and researchers who did so much to advance autism knowledge.

Below is a sample email that you can copy and paste into your email program to send to others.

Dear Friends and Family,

I wanted to tell you about a groundbreaking online autism project that is contributing to hundreds of scientific studies and empowering autism advocates: IAN, the Interactive Autism Network. Visit today at

IAN links researchers, families, and the entire autism community to accelerate the pace of autism research. It's a great opportunity to get involved!

IAN consists of two complementary parts: IAN Research and IAN Community.

IAN Research is the nation's largest online autism research effort. Via secure online questionnaires, and from the comfort of their own home, parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), independent adults with ASD, and guardians of adults with ASD can share valuable information about individual development, diagnosis, behavior, challenges, and services received. This input becomes part of the largest ever data set on individuals with ASD -- a crucial resource that assists both researchers searching for answers and advocates fighting for a better situation for people on the autism spectrum.

IAN Community is a comprehensive online library and meeting place focused on autism research and open to individuals with ASD, families, researchers, teachers, medical professionals, and anyone impacted by ASD. You can participate in the IAN Community to learn about the latest research, become a more informed consumer of research, and join in a worldwide collaboration of people dedicated to finding answers. On the Community site, there is information both for beginners and for the more advanced, plus articles by leaders in the field and reports on preliminary findings based on the IAN data collected so far.

Please check it out at, and help spread the word to others you know who might be interested.

Thank you so much, and let me know if you have any questions.

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