The 2019-2020 Minds Behind the MIND will resume in November 2019.

Families, educators, health professionals, and community members are invited to attend a series of presentations about neurodevelopmental disorders provided by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the MIND Institute. Presentations, which are free and open to the public but registration is required. The presentations are held from 5:30-7:00pm in the MIND Institute auditorium unless noted. For information about parking and directions, see below.

2019-2020 Minds behind the MIND Presentations

November 6, 2019, 5:30-7:00pm

Breanna Winder-Patel and Megan Tudor

Anxiety and Autism

Anxiety impacts many youth with autism, yet it often goes unrecognized and untreated. Psychologists currently researching and treating anxiety in youth with autism will discuss the unusual ways that anxiety may show up in this group, and share strategies that reduce anxiety while promoting bravery and independence in children and adolescents.

Presenters:  Breanna Winder-Patel, Ph.D., Megan Tudor, Ph.D., Allison Nahmias, Ph.D., and Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., MBA

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January 15, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm

Kathy Angkustsiri

GI Treatment Approaches in Autism

Learn about gastrointestinal (stomach) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians will talk about research behind traditional, complementary and alternative treatments commonly used by families of children with ASD and discuss ideas for supporting children with these issues.

Presenters:  Kathleen Angkustsiri, M.D. and Bibiana Restrepo, M.D.

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April 4, 2020, 10:30-12:30pm

MIND Open House

MIND Institute Open House

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.

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Presentations take place at the MIND Institute Auditorium at 2825 50th St, Sacramento, CA 95817. Free street parking is available. Parking permits for the UC Davis lot are available for $6 weekdays after 5 pm and can be purchased at the kiosk on the north side of the parking lot. Map and Directions »

The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention and care of neurodevelopmental disorders. The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) brings added resources to expand the activities and impact of the MIND Institute, serving as a resource in the areas of education, research and service, providing a link between the university and the community to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information about the series, contact Robin Stewart at 916-734-0484.

2019-2020 Minds behind the MIND flyer (PDF) »
Archived Minds Behind the MIND Videos »