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Summer Institute

Robin L. Hansen, M.D.

Robin L. Hansen, M.D.

The Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

I would like to invite you to the eleventh annual Summer Institute on Friday, August 8th, and pre- and post-conference workshops on August 7th and 9th.

Registration and program (LINK)
Save the date postcard (PDF)

Friday’s conference is intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists, as well as for families, caregivers and students.  Presenters address the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment and support services across the lifespan.  The conference will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center on the Davis campus. 

Thursday’s pre-conference session is an Introductory Workshop on the Early Start Denver Model, with Sally Rogers, PhD.  Saturday’s post-conference workshop is on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS – 2) Toddler Module, with Lesley Deprey, PhD.  Both the pre- and post-conference workshops will be at the MIND Institute on the Medical Center campus in Sacramento. 

As Chair of the Summer Institute Planning Committee, I am eager to share with you some of Friday’s activities.  The day begins with a keynote address by Bruce Pennington, PhD, John Evans Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver.  His subject will be Analyzing Comorbidity with Genetic and Cognitive MethodsFollowing the opening address, workshops will be offered on evidence-based practices for medical and educational interventions and on advocacy and family support.

In addition to the multiple presentations throughout the day, there will be an exhibit hall with information about community resources, including advocacy organizations, University departments, micro-businesses owned and operated by people with disabilities, assistive technology products, and educational materials. A hospitality area will be hosted by WarmLine Family Resource Center and Fiesta Educativa.  We invite you to meet parents of children with special needs and learn about resources.

Watch this website for the conference brochure and registration information, which will be available in late April.  The conference will include valuable information for everyone who touches the lives of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and we hope to see you there!


Robin Hansen M.D.

Director, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD)

Director of Clinical Programs, UC Davis MIND Institute