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UC Davis MIND Institute

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event and Lectures

Distinguished Lecturer Series

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series begins its 12th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 beginning at 4:30pm   Learn more...

Minds Behind the MIND

The 2014-2015 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series resumed in the fall of 2014. Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings.  The presentations 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. Resources and research study information focused on the evening’s topic will be available and there will also be an extended “ask the experts” session with the panelists after the presentation. Please note that seating is limited. Learn more... 

Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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.

The next conference will be Friday, August 7, 2015

Community Events

School Readiness Fair

Sacramento County Unified School District (SCUSD) Child Development Department and Partners for School Readiness
Saturday, February 28th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Serna Center
5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento

Activities include free  health and developmental screenings, preschool and kindergarten enrollment information,  activities for the kids, dental exams and varnishing, and more.  Bring your child’s birth certificate and shot records.  More information at (916) 643-7858 for English and Spanish, (916) 643-7857 for Hmong.

Feria de Preparac Preparación para la Escuela 2015

SCUSD Departamento del Desarrollo de Niño y Colaboración para la Preparacíon para la Escuela
Sábado 28 de Febrero, 10 am – 2 pm
Serna Center
5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento
Gratis:  examenes del desarrolo y la  salud, información de inscripción para el kindergarten y preescolar, libros para niños gratis por su participación y  actividades para los niños, información de recursos comunitarios  y mucho más.   Traer lo siguiente para inscribirse:  acta de nacimiento del niño  y tarjeta de vacunación.  Para información en español, llame a (916) 643-7858.

2015 Video Contest:  Show Off Your Assistive Technology

Sponsored by Ability Tools
Submission Deadline:  March 13, 2015

The contest is to showcase the creative ways many people with disabilities use assistive technology to make life easier,  or independently accomplish tasks they otherwise could not.
Visit Ability Tools website for rules and details

WarmLine Family Resource Center Events & Trainings

Warmline Family Resource Center provides a variety of parent trainings and fun family activities throughout the year.  Trainings range from communication skills training to how to potty training your children.  Family activities include movie time, dance lessons, and more.  Activities are open to children with special needs and their siblings and friends. 
Learn More (LINK)

Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

Monthly, Second Saturdays at 11am
Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento

Each Second Saturday, the librarians and volunteers at the Arden-Dimick Library will offer a free 30 minute program for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders featuring stories, music, activities, and more.   Children with a developmental age of 2-6 years are welcome, along with their families.  Additionally, parents will have the opportunity to network with other parents. 

More information is available by contacting Janet Wininger at (916) 264-2920, or

Beary Special Playdates

Monthly 2nd Wednesdays, 5 - 7pm
Sacramento Children's Museum
2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

Families with special needs, including siblings and friends, are invited to visit the Children’s Museum on the second Wednesday of each month, 5-7 pm.  There is no charge for admission, but reservations are required. For more information click here or  call (916) 638-7225