July 1: 9-10:30 a.m.
September 2: 9-10:30 a.m.
October 7: 9-10:30 a.m.
November 4: 9-10:30 a.m.
December 2: 9-10:30 a.m.

Navigating school, therapies, and in home services can be overwhelming. Join us for a discussion group with Family Navigator parent mentors to learn more about community resources. Group members are encouraged to bring related questions and share their experiences. Ongoing participation is welcome.

To receive your Zoom link, please register now.

Group content varies across sessions, please contact the Family Navigator program with specific requests or questions: 916-734-4152 or hs-mindfnp@ucdavis.edu

We are happy to announce the Child Life Program will be offering 3  sessions for Camp MIND this summer. This in person camp is geared towards children ages 6 through 13 who have a neurodevelopmental disability. Our campers will engage in a variety of recreational activities and group play. Our objective is to have fun, play with new peers, and encourage campers to feel confident about themselves. 

This camp will also include:

  • group games
  • craft activities
  • yoga/ mindfulness
  • music therapy
  • outside activities
  • teamwork opportunities
  • special guests

2022 Camp MIND Sessions:

Session 1: Ages 8-10 July 11-15 – Registration closes June 27
Session 2: Ages 10-13 July 25-29 – Registration closes July 11
Session 3: Ages 6-8 August 8-12 – Registration closes July 25

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost of Program: $150.00 + $10.00 processing fee = $160.00

This program has limited space. Children will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Families will be notified of camp acceptance briefly after registration closes. We will have a wait list in attempt to accommodate all families interested in the program.

This is an inclusive camp. Phone in-takes will be conducted to ensure that a safe and enjoyable experience can be achieved for all participants. COVID related policies e.g., masking may be required for all campers. We will notify families prior to start of each camp session.

If you have questions or would like to submit an application (PDF), please email the Child Life Program at HS-mindchildlife@ucdavis.edu

Join us for a discussion group with the Family Navigator team. This group is open to families and supporters of people in their teens through adulthood. Group members are encouraged to bring questions and share their experiences. Ongoing participation is welcome.

For more information, please contact 916-734-4152 or hs-mindfnp@ucdavis.edu

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series are public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

This group is designed to provide a social, expressive outlet for siblings ages 7-13 years of individuals with Neurodevelopmental disabilities. This program will be led by our two Certified Child Life Specialists, Erin Roseborough, CCLS and Caitlin Jensen Becerra,  CCLS.  

This FREE program will focus on providing a safe place to interact, have fun and engage with our siblings in conversation, activities, crafts and play. In order to meet the needs of this unique program, it is currently offered to typically developing siblings only.   

Who: Typically developing siblings, ages 7-13 years, of brothers or sisters with Neurodevelopmental disabilities 

When: Tuesdays from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. 

Where: Sessions will be held via Zoom. Link provided following registration 

2022 Virtual Sibling Group Sessions: 

Session 1: March 8 - April 22 

Session 2: May 17 - June 18 

Session 3: September 13 - November 1 

This annual event is intended to help participants keep pace with the latest in evidence-based treatment and research on neurodevelopmental disabilities and the implications for best practices in prevention, assessment, and treatment. ​We are excited to offer this inter-disciplinary event, bringing together researchers and self-advocates to share valuable information and personal experience. We welcome all health care professionals, educators, therapists, self-advocates and families/caregivers to this free virtual event.

This years Summer Institute is on August 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The theme is We Belong: Preparing for Community Life and Fulfillment After High School.
Event Highlights:

    • Keynote Presentation: The Journey to Adulthood for People with Disabilities – An ecological life course perspective
    • Two Panel Discussions featuring self-advocates, individuals with disabilities, family members and providers
      • Self-Advocacy: From Student Led IEPS to Person Centered Planning
      • Living Your Best Life: Personal Experiences, Resources, and Strategies

Register Now

If you would like to apply for CEUs for this event, please click on this link to register and pay for the CEUs. After CEU registration, payment and full attendance during the webinar event is verified, a CEU certificate will be emailed to you 2 weeks following the webinar.

You must attend the entire event, register and pay for CEUs if you are interested in receiving CEUs.

Leading researchers and clinicians from the 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.

Seminars of Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Research (SEIN)

Los Seminarios de excelencia en investigación del neurodesarrollo (SEIN) es una iniciativa del Instituto MIND que tiene como objetivo la divulgación de la información científica más actual relacionada con el neurodesarrollo y trastornos asociados. Los ponentes de estos seminarios incluyen reconocidos investigadores clínicos y básicos especializados en el tema. Estos seminarios son en español y dirigidos a investigadores y profesionales de todos los países de habla hispana. Familias son bienvenidas.

Presentaciones anteriores del SEIN en YouTube

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 emorgan@ucdavis.edu or 916-703-0336. 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.

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 916-703-0439. 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 6-8p.m.
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.