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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.

May 2019

Sally Rogers receives 2019 Hibbard Williams Award

May 16, 2019

Sally Rogers, a professor in the UC Davis Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute, received the 2019 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award.

A possible explanation for the higher rate of autism in males?

May 2, 2019

Staci Bilbo will share recent research that demonstrated communication, socialization and cognition difficulties in male mice after experiencing maternal stress and exposure to diesel exhaust particles. 

April 2019

MIND Institute to host annual open house and resource fair April 27

April 18, 2019

Parents, friends, special educators, medical professionals and self-advocates are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about UC Davis MIND Institute research and resources. 

Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible?

April 16, 2019

Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.

Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome

April 15, 2019

Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.