Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10-2pm
UC Davis MIND Institute

We invite all families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder to join us for this event!
The event will include:

  • Autism Resource Fair.
  • On-site SPARK study registration and saliva collection. Staff will be available to help you through the process and answer any questions.
  • All participating families will receive a Sacramento Zoo admission ticket for each participating family member. If all members of the family are present, you may be eligible for a $50 Amazon e- gift card (contingent on saliva samples).
  • Complimentary refreshments and childcare will be available.

RSVP is required by January 30, 2020. »
For questions, please contact Brittani at
To learn more about SPARK, please visit »

Friday, February 7, 2020, 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

Our Movie Night will include the PG rated movie Toy Story 4, crafts, sensory items and light snacks. Bring your own blankets and pillows if you choose to relax on the floor. This event will be sensory friendly and welcoming to all ages!

RSVP Online by February 3rd »

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6-8:30pm
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium

Assistive Technology can provide access and opportunity for people with all disabilities. This resource fair will highlight ways that AT can be used to allow full access and inclusion for all!

The Resource Fair will include:

  • Panel discussion on using AT for disaster and emergency preparation.
  • Resource tables giving out information from agencies and organizations that support individuals in our disability communities.
  • Demonstrations and make-and-take workshops.
  • Networking and meeting self-advocates.
  • Raffle and door prizes.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30-12:30pm
UC Davis MIND Institute

Please join us to learn about the MIND Institute’s latest research and community resources! Enjoy presentations by MIND Institute researchers from 10:30-11:30 am, and then go behind the scenes with self-guided tours showcasing our Resource Center and Research Clinic. You will have the opportunity to meet our clinicians and researchers and participate in our research studies. Fun activities for children will be provided.

Link to Registration »

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 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 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.

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.