UCLA SPARK for Autism is Coming to Bakersfield

June 22, 2019

UCLA is one of 32 clinical sites partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to bring you SPARK. The mission of SPARK--an online research partnership involving 50,000 individuals with autism and their families--is simple. We want to speed up research and advance understanding of autism. UCLA is also one of 4 clinical sites working on an additional project to reduce disparities and increase representation amongst underrepresented communities in the SPARK research study.

SAVE THE DATE and RSVP for one of our upcoming SPARKforAutism Live-Registration in June 2019!

Join the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic- CAN Clinic, UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment and Exceptional Families on SATURDAY, June 22nd 2019.

We will have free parking, food, and giveaways. Come out, join the fun, and enroll in the SPARKforAutism study. Staff will help guide families through the online registration process and assist with saliva collection. Families who complete the study will receive up to a $50 Amazon e-gift card. Participate in the largest autism research initiative in the hopes of understanding the genetic causes of ASD.

When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Time: 9-5pm
Where: Exceptional Family Center
3121 N. Silent Ave, Suite 303
Bakersfield, CA 93308

To reserve one of the limited registration spots, please call (310) 206-8105 or emailing mtafolla@mednet.ucla.edu. RSVP is required for attendance and meal ticket.
***We will call you to confirm your RSVP/sign-up time***

BOTH biological parents and the individual/child with ASD are encouraged to attend as this is a genetics study. Families must be able to consent and complete registration in English. We hope to see you there!

Can't make it to the event? You can also participate online at www.SPARKforAutism.org/UCLA. Our team is available to help you with the process via phone or video conference!