Event will feature community organizations, activities and school supplies
All members of the public are invited to the UC Davis MIND Institute on Aug. 26 for a Family Resource Fair and picnic.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include free lunch, free school supplies and crafts and other activities. Community organizations focused on resources for individuals with autism, ADHD, fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families will be there to share information.
A special guest, Gabe Kerschner from Wild Things Conservation Ambassadors Wildlife Sanctuary, will also be on hand with some animal friends.
Free Family Resource Fair and picnic
When: Aug. 26, 2023, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento
Who: Community organizations, special guests, MIND Institute staff
Register here by Aug. 25
All are welcome!
“We’ve been holding a late August event like this for many years,” said Erin Roseborough, child life specialist at the MIND Institute who helps to plan the event. “It’s always a wonderful opportunity to connect with our community and share resources as kids head back to school.”
The Family Resource Fair is a “Family Time at the MIND” event, one of several each year that are open to the public. Others include a Fall Festival, movie nights and more.
“Every time we come together as a community, we learn from each other. Especially now that we are able to safely gather in person, there is a tremendous benefit in sharing our knowledge, lived experiences and challenges with each other,” said Veronica Tuss, a MIND institute child life specialist who also helps plan the event.
Every time we come together as a community, we learn from each other.”
The community organizations and vendors in attendance will include:
- Warmline Family Resource Center
- Sacramento Children's Home Birth & Beyond Family Resource Centers of Meadowview, Valley Hi & North Sac
- Pacific HomeCare Services
- The Ventricular Foundation
- New York Life Insurance Company
Registration is free but required to help organizers plan for food. The registration deadline is Aug. 25. Register here.
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The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif. was founded in 1998 as a unique interdisciplinary research center where families, community leaders, researchers, clinicians and volunteers work together toward a common goal: researching causes, treatments and potential prevention of challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The institute has major research efforts in autism, fragile X syndrome, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome. More information about the institute and its Distinguished Lecturer Series, including previous presentations in this series, is available on the Web at mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu.