The UC Davis MIND Institute is dedicated to providing education outreach to parents, patients, educators, and the community. We also offer innovative research, training seminars, lecture, and interdisciplinary training for students, researchers, and clinicians.

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 15th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.  These monthly presentations (October - June) are intended for both specialists and community members.  All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.  For more information about the Distinguished Lecturer Series, call 916-703-0237.  

Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings. The presentations will give our community a better perspective on the scope of research being conducted at the MIND Institute, the outcomes of this research, and ways they may support these efforts.  

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. 

The UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities have collaborated to bring you comprehensive resources relating to neurodevelopmental disorders and other conditions.
The information online and in the Resource Center  is helpful to parents, professionals, and the community.  If you can't find it here, we also offer assistance in locating helpful resources for your specific needs. 

This 15-unit, university-level program provides advanced coursework designed to help educators and licensed clinical professionals strengthen their clinical competencies and communicate effectively about characteristics, current research and evidence-based practices related to autism spectrum disorders. Participants conduct observational and literary research, study methods for evaluating fidelity of implementation of best practices (assessment, intervention planning and peer support) and receive guided feedback on their own implementation.