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UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute

Clinical Activities

Information for families with children affected by chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

An important part of your visit to the MIND Institute is the opportunity for your child to have a clinical evaluation completed by a development and behavior pediatrician who is an expert in 22q11.2DS (VCFS/DiGeorge) and for some follow-up support to be available.

Recently, we have also had some success having assessments approved by some insurance companies so we are now inviting families to contact us to see if their child is an appropriate candidate. If we are able to secure further funding, we hope to be able to offer telemedicine follow-ups with you and your child’s medical and educational providers without anyone having to leave home.

The first step towards a possible assessment appointment is to contact our Coordinator at for information. Please put "22q Clinical Assessment" in the Subject Line. We will then assist you in the process of securing a referral, (if appropriate) by providing information to help you follow the steps outlined here (PDF).

If you would like to help us with donations to support and expand these critical services,  please click here.  In the box marked special instructions for this gift please write, "for 22q11.2DS research/Dr. Tony Simon). You can also send a check to the MIND Institute directly and mark it “in support of 22q11.2DS research/CABIL”.

Mail Correspondence to:  Donor Form (PDF)

UC Davis MIND Institute
Attn:  Health Sciences Development
4900 Broadway, Suite 1150
Sacramento, California 95820

UC Davis Health System is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the MIND Institute qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law.