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The MIND Institute remains open in support of its mission to help individuals and families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges. Nonetheless, COVID-19 requires that we change how we work and interact with our community.

These changes include rescheduling many research visits and, when possible, having them by phone or video. For clinic visits, we are still seeing patients at the MIND Institute. In some cases, we are rescheduling visits or using video visits, based on the type of care needed and when it works better for families. We have, however, canceled programs and events that would make social distancing impossible.

Also, until further notice, the MIND Institute's Volunteer Program has been suspended due to the recommendations of local and State government to "stay at home". An alert will be posted when the program is reinstated.

This is a fluid situation and we will adapt as needed. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we do our best to fulfill our mission while keeping everyone safe. If you have any inquiries, please call 916-703-0300.

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Help improve quality of life for individuals living with autism and their families by creating new technology development, clinical care, and research.

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Researchers estimate that up to 1,000 genes play a role in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your participation could help unlock answers about some of them.

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Built by Families for Families

The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Founded in 1998 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from disciplines related to brain development to work towards finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for:



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