The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

In 1998, families of children with autism helped found the UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders). They envisioned experts from every discipline related to brain development working together toward one goal: finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Today, the MIND Institute brings together members of the community, including families, educators, physicians, psychologists, and scientists. They are collaborating to understand and develop treatments for the challenges facing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fragile X Syndrome, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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The MIND Institute is actively seeking participation in our research studies from individuals of all ages. To learn more about participating, contact a member of our staff at, or sign up for our research studies »

In addition to our research, we also have the Massie Family Clinic ».
The MIND Institute also provides extensive resources for families in our onsite Resource Center ».  

The 2019 Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's. Learn more about this conference »