Education Program | UC Davis MIND Institute

Community Education and Training

Dedicated to educating and reaching out to parents, patients, educators, and the community.

Redwood SEED Scholar Karis Chun (left) with student mentor Emily Gavidia at Shields Library

Education Program

The UC Davis MIND Institute is dedicated to educating and reaching out to parents, patients, educators, and the community. We provide helpful information and resources to these groups. Additionally, we conduct cutting-edge research, offer training seminars, lectures, and interdisciplinary programs for students, researchers, and healthcare professionals.

For Parents
  • Autism Distance Education Parent Training

    ADEPT is an original MIND Institute/CEDD 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module providing parents with tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism and other related neurodevelopmental disabilities functional skills using applied behavior analysis techniques.

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  • Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

    The goal of this center is to help people with developmental disabilities live more independent and fulfilling lives. Programs focus on training for individuals and families, as well as providers to improve inclusion, employment and quality of life.

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  • Community Engagement and Resource Center

    The MIND Institute Community Engagement and Resource Center helps people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers connect to resources and support in a welcoming and easy to use space. Experienced staff provide parent-to-parent support over the phone and in person, in Spanish and English.

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For Students
  • Redwood SEED

    Scholars Program

    The UC Davis Redwood SEED (Supported Education to Elevate Diversity) Scholars Program is a unique college program in California for students with intellectual disabilities. It offers students the chance to live on campus, participate in social activities and clubs, take college classes, and pursue internships or jobs. The program is a collaboration between the UC Davis MIND Institute and the University of California, Davis. Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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    Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement

    The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership training to focus on elimination of health disparities and promotion of health equity. 

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For Clinicians and Researchers
  • ARTP

    Postdoctoral Training Program

    This two-year training program merges the behavioral and biological sciences in the context of an interdisciplinary, autism-focused research program. The training program is organized around a set of core competencies that involves multiple areas of autism-related knowledge ranging from human genetics, to neuroanatomy, to clinical diagnosis. 

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  • Training

    Clinical Psychology Training Program

    The UC Davis MIND Institute offers a doctoral internship program designed to prepare the next generation of psychologists, and a  postdoctoral fellowship focused on assessment and treatment of individuals from infancy through young adulthood who present with neurodevelopmental concerns.

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  • ECHO

    Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

    ECHO Autism is an interdisciplinary learning network that offers training on evidence based practices and teaching through case based discussion. The ECHO model has been shown to increase knowledge and confidence in providing care to individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

    We also offer this program in Spanish: ECHO Autismo

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  • ESDM

    Early Start Denver Model

    Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with autism ages 12-48 month.

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    International Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

    The International Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ITPND) educates health care professionals from around the world in the treatment and management of individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, fragile X syndrome and related conditions, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Down syndrome and the RASopathies.

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  • LEND

    Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

    The Northern California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program is a graduate and post-graduate level, interdisciplinary leadership and service training program. The purpose of the LEND program is to provide interdisciplinary and leadership training to clinicians, families, self-advocates, and community leaders involved with developmental disabilities. 

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