Friday, April 5, 6-7:30pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

Our Yoga & Family Game Night will include a yoga session, crafts, board games, sensory items and light snacks. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one, we will have extras if not. This event will be sensory friendly and welcoming to all ages! RSVP Link »

Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

Carrie Fisher-Stone, Deputy Executive Director for the California ABLE Act Board and Margaret Fulton, Estate planning and special-needs attorney, will present an overview of ABLE and CalABLE accounts and special needs trusts and how to use trusts and ABLE accounts to save money while remaining eligible for SSI and other benefits.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please register by emailing ddcenter@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. For more information, contact Diane Larzelere at 916-703-0268.

Saturday, April 27, 11-1pm
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

UC Davis MIND Institute

Please join us to learn about the MIND Institute’s latest research and community resources! You will have the opportunity to meet our clinicians and researchers and participate in our research studies. Enjoy presentations by MIND Institute researchers and go behind the scenes with self-guided tours showcasing our Resource Center and Research Clinic. Complimentary light refreshments and fun activities for children will be provided.

Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, April 22. »

If you have questions about the event, please contact Brenda Shelton at blshelton@ucdavis.edu.

Sunday, May 19, 11-2pm
Sacramento Zoo

Enjoy family activities and a complimentary lunch for only a $6 per person zoo entrance!

Please RSVP by May 5th »

Friday May 31, 9-5pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

This free event is presented by the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and the MIND Institute. Join us for refreshments and lunch as we examine themes related to neurodiversity with panel discussions and talks involving researchers, community members and autism advocates. 

Registration information »

Camp MIND will focus on fun! This camp is geared towards children ages 6 through 12 who are diagnosed with a Neurodevelopmental disorder.

2019 Camp MIND Sessions:

  • Session one: June 24 – 28  Ages 8-10 – Registration closes May 28
  • Session two: July 8-12 Ages 6-8 – Registration closes June 10
  • Session three: July 22–26 Ages 10-12 – Registration closes June 24
  • Session four: August 12-16 Ages 8-10 – Registration closes July 22


This is an inclusive camp program separated by various age groups. Must be able to use restroom independently and have non-aggressive behaviors to be eligible. Due to high interest for this program space is limited. Children will be selected through a lottery system. Families will be notified two days after registration closes. There will be a wait-list. If you are interested, please email/call msidabutar@ucdavis.edu or Erin Roseborough 916-703-0222.

Camp MIND Application »

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is in it's 16th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute present current research and new treatment findings. The presentations provide 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.

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists, as well as consumers, family, caregivers, and students. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities. Past conference presentations are available in video format on our website », and most of them are also available on UCTV »

The parent support group, the African American Developmental Disability Parent Alliance is now named Sankofa Parent Support Group. The word Sankofa comes from an African language which means “go back and fetch it” which is significant to the mission and purpose of the group which is to take information and resources we learn back to people in the community. Sankofa was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of Black children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since our inception, Sankofa has supported the needs of the parents by providing advocacy and resources that have increased awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to cjgrevious@ucdavis.edu or 916-703-0403. These meetings are co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training & Information Center.

Chinese American Developmental Disabilities Parent Support Group

The Chinese American Developmental Disabilities Parent Advisory Group of the greater Sacramento area, based at MIND/CEDD, strives to provide information, resources and consultation to Chinese (Mandarin) speaking families in order to meet the unique needs of Chinese American families in their journey with autism and other developmental disabilities. We are open to all families and will try to accommodate different needs. Our group is connected with the greater Bay Area parent support group and members are active in a password-protected social media community through WeChat.  We periodically schedule face to face meetings based on member needs.

The group is co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and connected with Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training & Information Center, as well as Alta Regional Center. Please contact April Qian at awqian@ucdavis.edu for more information or to join the group.

Vamos a platicar (Let's Talk)

UC Davis MIND Institute, Centro de Recursos
2825 50th Street, Sacramento CA

Venta a compartir sus experiencias y a apreder sobre el diagnóstico, necesidades y servicios de su hijo, además de conocer a otros padres. Para registro y estacionamiento gratuitito, por favor comuníquese al 916-703-0439.

Vamos a platicar (Let’s Talk) is a six-week series that will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It is for parents of children with disabilities to share their experiences and to learn about their child’s diagnosis and needs and how to help them achieve their full potential. For registration, please call 916-704-0439. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Warmline Family Resource Center.

Centro Para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrolo
El primer Martes del mes de 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Sacramento

Padres para Padres es un grupo de apoyo continuo que es realizado completamente en español. Esta es una oportunidad para los padres de niños con necesidades especiales para compartir sus ideas y sentimientos en un ambiente de apoyo y confidencial. Para más información, entre al enlace (en el titulo). Para registrarse, por favor llame al 916-703-0439. Patrocinado por el Centro de Recursos para la Familia ~ WarmLine y el CEDD Centro para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrollo.

Apoyo de Padres para Padres (Parents Supporting Parents) is an ongoing parent support group that is conducted entirely in Spanish.  It is an opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and confidential environment.  Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute.  For more information, click on the link (in the title); page 1 is in Spanish, and page 2 is in English. To register, please call 916-703-0439. Sponsored by the Warmline Family Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.