NEWS | April 18, 2019

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

Event offers parents and educators glimpse inside research, programs and services


The UC Davis MIND Institute annual open house and resource fair will be held Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is free and open to the public.

Self-guided tours offered in clinic areas Self-guided tours offered in clinic areas

“Our goal is to connect to community members and neighbors who may benefit from MIND Institute resources,” says Leonard Abbeduto, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the MIND Institute. “This is an excellent opportunity for parents, families, physicians, special educators and self-advocates to learn what we do and how we can support them.”

Areas of focus this year include brain imaging, immunology, genomic medicine, phlebotomy and clinical research for autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Visitors can participate in self-guided tours of the facility, meet researchers and explore the MIND Institute’s Resource Center. A variety of kids’ activities include arts and crafts such as bracelet-making, sand art, and coloring in addition to face painting and games. Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations required by Thursday, April 25. RSVP at

The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif., was founded in 1998 as a unique interdisciplinary research center where families, community leaders, researchers, clinicians and volunteers work together toward a common goal: researching causes, treatments and eventual preventions and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders. The institute has major research efforts in autism, fragile X syndrome, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome. More information about the institute and its Distinguished Lecturer Series, including previous presentations in this series, is available on the Web at