The 2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND will resume on October 3, 2018.

Families, educators, health professionals, and community members are invited to attend a series of presentations about neurodevelopmental disorders provided by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the MIND Institute. Presentations, which are free and open to the public, are 5:30-7:00pm in the MIND Institute auditorium. For information about parking and directions, see below.

2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND

October 3, 2018

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D. and Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D.

Evidence Based/Research Based Practices: How to be a wise consumer of treatments and practices for ADHD and ASD

With so many programs and practices “on the market” that claim everything from prevention to cures, how can people be wise consumers of services? This presentation will provide information about Evidence Based Practices (EBP) and how practices are established as “evidence based.” In addition, MIND Institute researchers will share resources on where to find vetted information about EBPs so that members of our community can make the most informed decisions about training and services.

Presenters:  Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D. and Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D.


January 16, 2019

Amber Fitzgerald

Using EBP in the Home and Community: Visual Supports

Participants will learn how to use this versatile Evidence Based Practice (EBP) to support individuals in the home and in community settings. Various types of visual supports that address adaptive, vocational and behavior needs will be shared. The session will be followed by a “make and take" where the participants can develop a visual support to use once they leave the workshop. This session is appropriate for anyone supporting individuals with ASD, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities from preschool through adulthood.

Presenter:  Amber Fitzgerald, MA, BCBA


April 24, 2019

Patty Schetter

Using EBP in the Home and Community: Video Modeling

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million! Participants will learn about this highly effective Evidence Based Practice (EBP) that can assist individuals with developmental disabilities in learning a broad array of skills from academic to self-help to job skills. Examples of various types of video models will be shared and participants will get a chance to plan and write a script for their own video that can be developed and used once they leave this workshop. This session is appropriate for anyone supporting individuals with ASD, ADHD and other developmental disabilities from preschool through adulthood.

Presenter:  Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA

Presentations take place at the MIND Institute Auditorium at 2825 50th St, Sacramento, CA 95817. Free street parking is available. Parking permits for the UC Davis lot are available for $3 weekdays after 5 pm and can be purchased at the kiosk on the north side of the parking lot. Map and Directions »

The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention and care of neurodevelopmental disorders. The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) brings added resources to expand the activities and impact of the MIND Institute, serving as a resource in the areas of education, research and service, providing a link between the university and the community to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information about the series, contact Terri Contenti at 916-703-0336.

2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND Flyer (PDF) »
Archived Minds Behind the MIND Videos »