THE M.I.N.D. INSTITUTE
Created from the dream of Sacramento-area parents of children with autism, the M.I.N.D. Institute was established in 1998 as a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Four short years later, the M.I.N.D. Institute is well on its way to achieving this vision. On September 7, 2001, construction began on facilities that will house the Institute. This 135,000-square-foot complex at UC Davis Medical Center will be home to a unique collaboration of parents, community leaders, researchers and clinicians dedicated to studying and treating neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome, mental retardation and other learning disabilities.
Construction on the first two buildings of the M.I.N.D. Institute complex began in September 2001. The main building, a 72,338-square-foot facility, houses an outpatient clinic, a 9,695-square-foot resource center and library, food services and the main entry and reception area.
The second facility, a 27,270-square-foot laboratory building, includes research space and offices.
An additional facility for diagnosis, research classrooms and medical imaging will be built after $12 million in construction funds become available.
For more information about volunteer and giving opportunities at the M.I.N.D. Institute, please call Kevin Duggan, chief advancement officer, at (916) 734-9499 or visit the Web site at www.mindinstitute.org.