This clinic will coordinate care for youth ages 16-26 with neurodevelopmental disabilities* (NDD). MIND clinicians and staff will partner with youth and their families to facilitate their transition to adult health care providers and connect families to community-based agencies and supports. The clinic staff will discuss common needs of individuals with NDD as they transition to adulthood, including independent living, supported decision making, education and employment.

The Transition Clinic is led by Gayatri Mahajan, M.D., a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with extensive experience working with transition age autistic youth and adults, as well as those with intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Additional team members include Lisa Harris-Chavez a licensed clinical social worker and Steve Ruder, a staff member at the MIND Institute, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) with extensive expertise in advocacy, school transition, employment and supported decision making.

* Neurodevelopmental disabilities include autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and more. Although individuals with NDD and co-occurring mental health conditions will be cared for, individuals with mental health conditions like anxiety disorder, depression, and ADHD without cooccurring NDD would be best served with a referral to psychiatry.

How to refer

UC Davis Health providers can enter a consult to the MIND Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and enter Transition to Adulthood Clinic as a comment. Non-UC Davis Health Providers: Please submit a referral through UC Davis Health’s Physician Referral Center or by phone at 1-800-482-3284 option 3. Make sure to indicate the Transition to Adulthood Clinic as the reason for referral.
To learn more about our referral process, call our main number at 916-703-0300.