Events and Lectures


The African American Developmental Disabilities Parent Advisory Group (AADDPA) was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of African American children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The AADDPA supports the needs of the families by providing advocacy and resources to increase awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level. This group is open to all and is specifically designed to support families with culturally tailored information to empower them to choose options that are appropriate for their family. The meetings are usually the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute. See flyer for more details.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to or 916-703-0403. These meetings are co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training & Information Center.

Miércoles 11, 18, 25 de enero y 1ro, 8 y 15 de febrero del 2017
de 10am-12pm
en el State Council on Developmental Disabilities
ubicado en el 2033 Howe Ave. Ste. 160, Sacramento

Venta a compartir sus experiencias y a apreder sobre el diagnóstico, necesidades y servicios de su hijo, además de conocer a otros padres. Para registro y estacionamiento gratuitito, por favor comuníquese al 916-703-0439.

Vamos a platicar (Let’s Talk) is a six-week series that will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It is for parents of children with disabilities to share their experiences and to learn about their child’s diagnosis and needs and how to help them achieve their full potential. For registration, please call 916-704-0439. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Warmline Family Resource Center, and the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Centro Para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrolo
El primer Martes del mes de 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Sacramento

Padres para Padres es un grupo de apoyo continuo que es realizado completamente en español. Esta es una oportunidad para los padres de niños con necesidades especiales para compartir sus ideas y sentimientos en un ambiente de apoyo y confidencial. Para más información, entre al enlace (en el titulo). Para registrarse, por favor llame al 916-922-1490. Patrocinado por el Centro de Recursos para la Familia ~ WarmLine y el CEDD Centro para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrollo.

Apoyo de Padres para Padres (Parents Supporting Parents) is an ongoing parent support group that is conducted entirely in Spanish.  It is an opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and confidential environment.  Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute.  For more information, click on the link (in the title); page 1 is in Spanish, and page 2 is in English. To register, please call 916-922-1490. Sponsored by the Warmline Family Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is in it's 14th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.

The 2016-2017 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series resumed on October 2016. Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings. The presentations will 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.

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 »