UC Davis MIND Institute

Research and Patient Care

Built by Families, for Families

Changing lives for individuals with autism, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

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About Us

The MIND Institute is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, clinical, and educational center committed to deepening our scientific understanding of the challenges associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

The vision of the MIND Institute is to develop more personalized, equitable, and scientifically validated systems of support and interventions that help neurodivergent individuals to live their best lives.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Becoming a volunteer means joining a caring team of professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The volunteer team at the MIND Institute includes people from different backgrounds, including high school and college students, retirees, and working professionals.

Principles of Community

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The MIND Institute is committed to expanding diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of research, education and patient care, an ongoing process that has no endpoint. Programs dedicated to this effort include RISE-UP, for undergraduates pursuing careers that serve underrepresented groups, and PAIR, a network of partnerships with self-advocates, families and community organizations to make research and care more inclusive and accessible. The MIND Institute strives to provide care that is respectful and inclusive of all cultures, and is focused on making diversity, equity and inclusion central to all work.

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