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May 2020

Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood

May 28, 2020

Kids with autism may have a change in their symptom severity during childhood. Around 30% of them have less symptoms by age 6.

Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism

May 19, 2020

Symptoms of depression in young adults with autism were linked to less proactive cognitive control, a new UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.

UC Davis researchers get $3 million FAST grant to find treatment for Angelman syndrome

May 14, 2020

Two UC Davis researchers receive $3 million grant to find an effective treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

During COVID-19, online gaming helps teens with autism build their social skills

May 11, 2020

Online video gaming helps children with autism socialize during COVID-19.

April 2020

Behavioral intervention, not lovastatin, improves language skills in youth with fragile X

April 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS), but not for lovastatin as a treatment for FXS.

MIND Institute provides care through telehealth

April 21, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute clinic providers started offering telehealth care services a year ago to their patients, especially those who live far away or with limited transportation options. These providers — psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, psychiatrists and genetic specialists — can connect from their offices or clinic rooms.

March 2020

‘Help is in Your Hands’ — A great resource for families with young kids on the autism spectrum! [video]

March 26, 2020

A free online resource to help parents with young kids with autism add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home, and a great training resource for early-intervention providers.

Five language outcome measures evaluated for intellectual disabilities studies

March 25, 2020

Expressive language sampling addresses urgent need in fragile X syndrome research and therapy.

How to reduce anxiety during the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Two MIND Institute clinical psychologists share strategies for families with kids and those on the autism spectrum to reduce anxiety during shelter-in-place time.

Vulnerabilities of women on the autism spectrum lecture March 11 (CANCELED)

March 6, 2020

In the next MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series event (March 11), Julie Lounds Taylor will present on vulnerabilities common to individuals with autism, highlighting those unique to women on the spectrum.

February 2020

Validating NIH Toolbox to help evaluate cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability

February 24, 2020

Cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability can now be accurately assessed thanks to UC Davis Health researchers who updated and validated series of tests, part of the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery.

Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute

February 18, 2020

Autism Speaks announced its top 10 autism studies of 2019 with three of these studies from the MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab.

January 2020

Lecture: Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Pediatric Care (2/12)

January 31, 2020

As part of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, Dr. Diana Robins, director and professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, will present on early detection of autism spectrum disorder in a primary pediatric care setting.

Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

January 23, 2020

New UC Davis study links amygdala size with psychiatric problems in girls with autism.

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devastating genetic disorder

January 22, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute brings knowledge to clinicians and hope to families around the world facing fragile X syndrome. UC Davis team travels to Serbia to capture their stories.

'GI Treatment Approaches in Autism' is the next Minds Behind the MIND lecture

January 13, 2020

In the next Minds Behind The MIND series, pediatricians Kathleen Angkustsiri and Bibiana Restrepo will present on gastrointestinal (stomach) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Award-winning filmmaker Janet Grillo to speak at the MIND Institute

January 6, 2020

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Grillo to speak at the UC David MIND Institute.

December 2019

It was all Fun & Games Saturday at the MIND Institute’s 'thank-you party'

December 10, 2019

Hundreds brave the weather to enjoy fun and games at the MIND Institute “thank-you party.”

November 2019

Neurological surgery professor elected as AAAS fellow

November 26, 2019

UC Davis Health neuroscientist, Robert Berman, has been elected as a AAAS fellow for his contributions to understanding traumatic brain injury, autism and Fragile-X-related disorders.

UC Davis researchers recognized for being highly cited

November 21, 2019

Sixteen UC Davis researchers – six from the School of Medicine - have been recognized in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.

Frederik Shic to present on everyday technologies in the lives of children with autism

November 12, 2019

Frederik Shic will present on Nov. 13 on everyday technologies in the lives of children with autism as part of the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Series in the MIND Institute auditorium.

October 2019

Autism diagnosis doesn't stop Abby Lone Bear from dancing

October 30, 2019

From pow wows to the Nutcracker: 9-year-old with autism dances with joy

Dean Allison Brashear praises clinical trials program, wants to include more patients

October 24, 2019

Dean Brashear during the UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Research Expo showcased some of the exciting research happening at the School of Medicine and called for more clinical trials to be open for patients.

David Amaral of UC Davis Health elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

September 2019

Sally Rogers inaugurates the UC Davis MIND Institute's 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 26, 2019

The 17th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring world-class leaders in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, begins October 9 with Sally Rogers, the pioneer in early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism.

August 2019

Annual back-to-school picnic and talent showcase draws nearly 200

August 27, 2019

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends.

Full house for annual MIND Summer Institute

August 7, 2019

More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

June 2019

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder

June 6, 2019

Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.