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The MIND Institute remains open in support of its mission to help individuals and families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges.

For clinic visits, we welcome patients at the MIND Institute. When arriving at the MIND Institute, patients will be asked to complete a health screen and to wear a disposable face mask, provided by the MIND Institute. This process is necessary to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please see the social story on masking » and watch the informational video on masking for kids » as you prepare for your visit to the MIND Institute.

In addition to health screening and masking, we have developed other policies to help keep you safe », including a limit on the number of people who can accompany a patient to a visit at the MIND Institute. Those policies will be explained when we call to schedule your appointment.

Some patients may prefer to reschedule or opt for a video visit. We will discuss all the options with the families and work to accommodate their wishes to the greatest extent possible. In some cases, the nature of the needed clinical services might be best delivered through a video visit.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we do our best to fulfill our mission while keeping everyone safe. If you have any inquiries, please call 916-703-0300.

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The UC Davis MIND Institute condemns the ongoing racism and violence targeting people of color. We are committed to fulfilling our mission to help all families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges and to promote equal access to high quality health care and education for all members of our community.

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Autism research:
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.

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Featured MIND Study

The goal of the Kids First Initiative is to collect information about each child to create better classifications for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will help lead to better therapy and treatment.

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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.

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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 1998 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from disciplines related to brain development to work towards finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for:



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