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.

Minds Behind the MIND Webinar
Anxiety and Autism: Family-based strategies for returning to school after shelter in place

The daily lives of families were disrupted by COVID-19-related school closures. Returning to school this fall, whether in person or virtually, may lead to additional changes in a child’s routines, which could cause anxiety. Psychologists currently researching the topic will review the symptoms of anxiety in autism and offer practical strategies for families to support children in coping with the return to school.

Presented by Breanna Winder-Patel, Ph.D.; Megan Tudor, Ph.D.; and Marjorie Solomon, MBA, Ph.D.


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.

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