NEWS | April 20, 2018

Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders the topic of April 25 series


The UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders” Wednesday, April 25 as part of the Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation.

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Speakers include Lauren Lindstrom, dean of the School of Education, Steve Ruder, community health program supervisor, and Marjorie Solomon, a MIND Institute faculty member. Panelists will present information about cognitive and emotional development from adolescence to adulthood and share resources and strategies for young adults with developmental disabilities to be successful and achieve their goals after high school.

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

The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disorders (CEDD) is a federally designated university center that brings together individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to improve quality of life and social inclusion. Through advocacy, community partnerships, interdisciplinary training and the translation of research into practical applications, the CEDD provides a link between the university and the community.

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.

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At the UC Davis MIND Institute, world-renowned scientists engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research to find the causes of and develop treatments and cures for autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fragile X syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. For more information, visit