I would like to invite you to the 12th annual Summer Institute on Friday, August 7th.

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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.

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 new MIND Institute faculty member, Aubyn Stahmer, PhD.  Her subject will be Applying evidence-based strategies to classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorder.  Following 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.

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