SPARK @ Balboa Park

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This event is intended for individuals diagnosed with autism and their families.

A morning at San Diego’s historic Carousel filled with fun games and the chance to join SPARK, the largest genetics study on autism. Over 18,000 families have already signed up for the SPARK study to date!

Where: Balboa Park Carousel, 1889 Zoo Place, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Saturday, August 17th or Saturday, August 24th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am (Carousel rides end at 10:30am)

The UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is hosting live-registration events at the Balboa Park Carousel to sign up families who have a child diagnosed with ASD for SPARK. SPARK is committed to transforming our understanding of autism and helping improve the lives of individuals affected by autism and their families. There is no cost to participate. Simply complete a 20-30 minute registration process, provide some saliva, and enjoy FREE carousel rides along with other fun activities at the event!

Contact us via phone (858-534-6906) or via email ( to RSVP or learn more about the event.