Events

SPARK at Balboa Park: Live-Registration Event

Saturday, August 10th | Saturday, August 17th | Saturday, August 24th 

From: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Balboa Park Carousel (1889 Zoo Pl, San Diego, CA 92101)


The UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is hosting a series of live-registration events at the Balboa Park Carousel to sign up families who have a child diagnosed with ASD for SPARK. SPARK, the largest national autism genetics research study to date, is committed to transforming our understanding of autism and helping improve the lives of individuals affected by autism and their families. Nearly 18,000 families nationwide are already participating in SPARK! There is no cost to participate. Simply complete a 20-30 minute registration process, provide some saliva, and enjoy the event!

Registrants will receive:
  • Unlimited rides at the Balboa Park Carousel FREE of charge along with breakfast and tons of fun activities! (Rides end at 10:30 AM)
  • Access to dozens of resources on the SPARK website
  • Amazon e-giftcard valued up to $50 (after confirming receipt of adequate saliva samples from all participating family members)
        • ***NOTE: As this is a genetic study, we ask that BOTH biological parents, individual diagnosed with ASD and any siblings willing to participate attend the event! Families must be able to complete the registration and consent forms in English***

See the flyer below for additional details! You can register for the event here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Email: SPARKforAutism@ucsd.edu. Phone: 858-534-6906. 

We look forward to seeing you there!