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IQ may help predict development

A new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers finds that changes in the IQ level of autistic youth may help predict their developmental path as adolescents.

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Hair pulling and skin picking

Hair pulling and skin picking: How to help your child stop repetitive behaviors. A UC Davis MIND Institute expert shares strategies for parents who are concerned about their child’s skin picking or hair pulling.

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Science MINDS: Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd talks with host Andrew Dakopolos about the summer camp that sparked his interest in autism research, and the importance of research that he and other colleagues are doing around intersectional identities. As Boyd shares, “What does it mean to be autistic and Black, or autistic and a sexual or gender minority? … people with autism are not in a monolithic group. They’re diverse in many ways, so understanding the diversity and complexity of autism is really important from this applied perspective.” Boyd is a William C. Friday Professor in Education in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

Founded in 1998 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from disciplines related to brain development to work towards finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for: