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SPARK in Zoo Miami | Autism Family Event

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Zoo Miami (Meeting spot: Florida Room)

12400 Southwest 152nd Street

Florida Room

Miami, FL 33177

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, SPARK, Oh My!

Join us to SPARK answers for Autism in Zoo Miami. Free zoo admission 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 Zoo Miami in the Florida Room to help families complete their SPARK study registration.

You're invited to SPARK in Zoo Miami with UM-NSU CARD's staff on Saturday, December 1st in Zoo 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 admission to Zoo Miami on December 1st*

SPARK goody bag

Up to $50 Amazon e-giftcard


WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, 2018 openings from 10am-2pm


WHERE: Zoo Miami-12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177 (Event will be held in the Florida Room. Located after the ticket booths on the left-hand side)


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 encouraged. 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 SPARK@miami.edu with any questions.


*Free admission to Zoo Miami will only be valid for December 1st. 30-minute registration for SPARK is required before entering the Park. Only individuals with a professional diagnosis of Autism and their immediate family members are eligible.


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.


FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please, contact the SPARK team at 305-814-5493 or SPARK@miami.edu with any questions.

Where do we meet to check in and receive the Zoo tickets?

All families are required to check in at the Florida Room (pass the ticket booths, and the building will be on the left-hand side).

What are my parking options for the event?

Free self-parking available in Zoo Miami.

May we bring food and drinks inside the Zoo?

Please, refer to Zoo Miami's FAQ page: https://www.zoomiami.org/faq


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12400 Southwest 152nd Street

Florida Room

Miami, FL 33177

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