The Big Idea
Help improve quality of life for individuals living with autism and their families by creating new technology development, clinical care and research.
Research Volunteer Registry
Your participation in research plays a vital role in improving awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Cutting-edge research: Join SPARK!
Researchers estimate that up to 1,000 genes play a role in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your participation could help unlock answers about some of them.
Built by Families for Families
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Founded in 1988 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from every discipline related to brain development working together toward one goal: finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
Today, the MIND Institute brings together members of the community, including families, educators, physicians, psychologists, and scientists. They are collaborating to understand and develop treatments for the challenges facing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fragile X Syndrome, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.