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SPARK Day at the University of Miami

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University of Miami- Flipse Building

5665 Ponce De Leon Blvd

5th Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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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-CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) is hosting SPARK and inviting families to our campus to help complete their SPARK registration. You're invited to the SPARK Day with UM-CARD's staff on Saturday, February 3rd at the University of Miami!


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 lunch

• SPARK goody bag with information about UM-CARD

• SPARK will email an Amazon gift card up to $50 as a thank you gift


WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018 openings from 11am-5pm


WHERE: University of Miami- Flipse Building: 5665 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (On the 5th Floor)


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 Lynette Herbert at 305-284-3067 or lmh52@miami.edu with any questions.


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.


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What are my parking options for the event?

You may park at no cost in Ponce de Leon Garage (5665 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please, contact Lynette Herbert at 305-284-3067 or lmh52@miami.edu with any questions.

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University of Miami- Flipse Building

5665 Ponce De Leon Blvd

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Coral Gables, FL 33146

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