NEWS | November 6, 2017

Minds Behind the Mind Spanish Series: The Importance of Family Context on November 16


The 2017-2018 Spanish Minds Behind the MIND lecture series kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento.

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Aritz Aranbarri will present “La Importancia del Contexto Familiar” (“The Importance of Family Context”) and the importance of Latino families gaining access to resources. He will also discuss the significance of family support in the development of the child. An informal Q&A session with Aranbarri will immediately follow the lecture. 

Aranbarri is a postdoctoral fellow visiting from Spain and studying under a grant funded by Mass Casadevall postdoctoral scholarship. He is completing two-year training at UC Davis MIND Institute Autism Research Training Program. Aritz is a Spanish-certified licensed clinical psychologist, specialized as a developmental neuropsychologist, with a broad training in autism spectrum diagnosis. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of the Basque Country in environmental epidemiology and early neuropsychological development. 

This presentation is part of a multi-lecture Spanish series from experts at the MIND Institute, which will feature UC Davis faculty and staff with expertise in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. The events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Additional lectures:

  • January 18: Vanessa Pons-Ávila, LMFT—“¿Por qué su hijo hace eso? (“Why does your child do that?”) 
  • April 19: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD—“Estrategias Individuales y Familiares y Apoyos Comunitarios” (“Individual and Family Strategies and Community Support”) 

Founded in 1998, The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. The MIND Institute brings together members of the community including families, educators, physicians, psychologists and scientists who work together to further understand causes, development and best treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. 

For more information, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or