Distinguished Lecturer Series
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series begins its 12th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 beginning at 4:30pm Learn more...
Minds Behind the MIND
The 2014-2015 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series resumed in the fall of 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. Resources and research study information focused on the evening’s topic will be available and there will also be an extended “ask the experts” session with the panelists after the presentation. Please note that seating is limited. Learn more...
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
WarmLine Family Resource Center Events & Trainings
Warmline Family Resource Center provides a variety of parent trainings and fun family activities throughout the year. Trainings range from communication skills training to how to potty training your children. Family activities include movie time, dance lessons, and more. Activities are open to children with special needs and their siblings and friends.
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Sensory StorytimeSacramento City Libraries
Dates, times and locations vary
Half-hour programs for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders featuring stories, music, activities, and more. Noise and behaviors are no problem. Children and their families are welcome, and parents will have the opportunity to network with other parents. Registration is not required. For dates and information, contact Janet Wininger at (916) 264-2920 or email@example.com.
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
SkateClinic by SkateMD
28th & B Street Skate Park, Sacramento
SkateMD serves special populations of children who may not otherwise be able to pursue skateboarding, may not have easy access to skateboard equipment or facilities, and/or who just need some extra kindness in their lives. One-on-one clinics provide a safe and accepting environment for youth with special needs, ages 5-17. Participants have the opportunity to experiment with skateboarding, fine-tune existing skills, or just have fun. Learn more