Events and Lectures


The African American Developmental Disabilities Parent Advisory Group (AADDPA) was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of African American children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The AADDPA supports the needs of the families by providing advocacy and resources to increase awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level. This group is open to all and is specifically designed to support families with culturally tailored information to empower them to choose options that are appropriate for their family. The meetings will take place from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute. See flyer for more details.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to or 916-703-0403. These meetings are co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training & Information Center.

Centro de Recursos para la Familia-Warmline
y Centro Para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrolo
Sábados 1ro, 8, 15, 22 de octubre y 5, 19 de noviembre, 2016
Centro de Recursos, Instituto MIND

Venta a compartir sus experiencias y a apreder sobre el diagnóstico, necesidades y servicios de su hijo, además de conocer a otros padres. Para registro y estacionamiento gratuitito, por favor comuníquese al 916-703-0439.

Vamos a platicar (Let’s Talk) is a six-week series that will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It is for parents of children with disabilities to share their experiences and to learn about their child’s diagnosis and needs and how to help them achieve their full potential. For registration, please call 916-704-0439.

Sunday, November 6, 2016
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

SAVE THE DATE for the Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Family Meeting at the UC Davis MIND Institute. See the 22q Mystery Bus, hear about the Journey from School into Adulthood in 22q11.2DS, and participate in a young adult panel presentation and discussion.

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is in it's 14th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.

The 2016-2017 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series will resume on October 2016. Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings. The presentations will 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.

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 »