Event SPARK at Jungle Island | Autism Family Event
Health & Wellness SPARK at Jungle Island | Autism Family Event
SPARK at Jungle Island | Autism Family Event Miami
SPARK at Jungle Island | Autism Family Event Health & Wellness Miami
SPARK at Jungle Island | Autism Family Event United States of America
Miami Florida United States of America
Start: Feb 09 2019 10:00
Finish: Feb 09 2019 14:00
Time zone: America/New_York
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Join us to SPARK answers for Autism at Jungle Island. Free admission & lunch after joining SPARK in 30 minutes.
SPARK is a national study committed to helping create a better future for individuals with autism and their families by speeding up autism research.
The University of Miami & Nova Southeastern University-CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) is hosting SPARK at Jungle Island to help families complete their SPARK study registration.
You're invited to SPARK in Zoo Miami with UM-NSU CARD's staff on Saturday, February 9th in Jungle Island!
WHAT: Individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism and their biological family (both parents are encouraged to participate) will be asked to share brief information of the diagnosis and provide a DNA sample using a saliva collection kit.
Registrants will receive:
• Free admission to Jungle Island on February 9th*
• Free lunch (Pizza, chips, and soda)
• SPARK goody bag
• Up to $50 Amazon e-giftcard
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 event openings from 10am-2pm
WHERE: Jungle Island 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132 (Event will be held in the lawn near the ticket booth.)
WHO: New individuals with autism of any age, and both biological parents. Returning Families requesting free saliva assistance from our SPARK staff supervised by BCBA-D certified faculty are invited too.
REGISTER: RSVP is required. Fill out the form one per family below to select your appointment time. Please, contact UM-NSU's SPARK team at 305-814-5493 or [email protected] with any questions.
*Free admission to Jungle Island will only be valid for February 9th. 30-minute registration for SPARK is required before entering the park. Only individuals with a professional diagnosis of Autism and their immediate family members (i.e. biological parents, and siblings) are eligible. All others will need to purchase their own admission.*
MORE ABOUT SPARK: SPARK is a landmark online research partnership designed to facilitate research that advances our understanding of the causes of autism and how autism impacts all those affected. SPARK will be successful only by collecting a significant amount of data provided by the autism community. SPARK researchers are depending on tens of thousands of families and individuals with autism to join this community and provide the data that will help power research aimed at isolating specific genes and/or causes of autism and translating those findings into real improvements. Learn more here.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please, contact the SPARK team at 305-814-5493 or [email protected] with any questions.
Where do we meet to check in and receive the free admission and lunch?
All families are required to check in at SPARK's table located on the lawn near the ticket booth.
What are my parking options for the event?
Self-parking is $12 per vehicle.