The Big Idea
Help improve quality of life for individuals living with autism and their families by creating new technology development, clinical care and research.
Featured MIND Study
Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research (STAAR) Study.
Cutting-edge research: Join SPARK!
Researchers estimate that up to 1,000 genes play a role in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your participation could help unlock answers about some of them.
Built by Families for Families
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 is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for: