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Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities


MIND Institute Resource Center Open House

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, 12-3 pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Resource Center

Please join us!  The Resource Center serves as a link between the University and the community, providing information and resources about neurodevelopmental disorders.  We welcome people with disabilities and their families, as well as professionals, students, and interested members of the public. 
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Preparing for a Successful College Experience

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 6-8 pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

Speakers will address strategies and supports to help students with disabilities be successful in college.  The following will be covered:  college disabled student programs, Tailored Day Service support from the Regional Center, and strategies and tips from college students and from college and university representatives. Learn More (PDF)

Minds Behind the MIND

Saturday mornings,February 7 and April 8
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

The 2014-2015 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series will resume in October 2014. Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings.  The presentations give our community a better perspective on the scope of research being conducted at the MIND Institute, the outcomes of this research, and ways they may support these efforts. Lectures will be held on Saturdays at the UC Davis MIND Institute.  Information on research studies will be available and The Resource Center will be open before and after each presentation. There will also be an extended “ask the experts” session with the panelists after the presentation. Please note that seating is limited.
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Distinguished Lecturer Series

2nd Wednesdays, October 2014 – June 2015
4:30 – 6:00 pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

These presentations are intended for both specialists and community members.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  No reservations are needed. The Resource Center at the MIND Institute will be open 1 hour before and 30 minutes after the presentation.
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Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists, as well as consumers, family, caregivers, and students. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities. Past conference presentations are available in video format on our website, and most of them are also available on UCTV.

The next conference will be Friday, August 7, 2015.



Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

Monthly, Second Saturdays at 11am
Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento

Each Second Saturday, the librarians and volunteers at the Arden-Dimick Library will offer a free 30 minute program for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders featuring stories, music, activities, and more.   Children with a developmental age of 2-6 years are welcome, along with their families.  Additionally, parents will have the opportunity to network with other parents. 

More information is available by contacting Janet Wininger at (916) 264-2920, or

Beary Special Playdates

Monthly 2nd Wednesdays, 5 - 7pm
Sacramento Children's Museum
2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

Families with special needs, including siblings and friends, are invited to visit the Children’s Museum on the second Wednesday of each month, 5-7 pm.  There is no charge for admission, but reservations are required. For more information click here or  call (916) 638-7225.