Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sacramento Children’s Museum

Visit the UC Davis MIND Institute SPARK for Autism study team at the Sacramento Children’s Museum to learn more about participating in SPARK. Free museum entry from 9-11am on the following days: May 3, June 7, & July 19. RSVP kindly requested. »

The event will include: Complimentary entry to the Sacramento Children’s Museum for the family, on-site SPARK study registration and saliva collection and complimentary light refreshments.

SPARK is the world’s largest autism research community, with a goal of recruiting 50,000 families to participate. The study is conducted online and individuals and families with an autism diagnosis who live in the United States can register. Participants will be asked to share information about their medical and family history, as well as to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses to help speed up research and advance our understanding of autism. To learn more about SPARK, please visit »

For information about this event, please email Brittani at

Friday, June 5, 9:30-11:30am
UC Davis MIND Institute, Room 1112

Navigating service delivery systems can be overwhelming. Join us for a discussion group on how to access services and supports for your family. Participants will learn about IEPs and school-based services, the Regional Center system, and supports available through their Family Resource Center.

Group members are encouraged to bring related questions and share their experiences. Family Navigator parent mentors will guide the discussion based on the interests of each group.

Groups are provided at no cost. Childcare is not available during workshops, please plan accordingly

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Autism Resource Fair and SPARK Enrollment Day at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Saturday, August 8, 10-2pm
UC Davis MIND Institute

Save The Date! More information to come

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

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.