Events and Lectures


May 20, 2018
Sacramento Zoo

Come and participate in the 22Q at the Zoo Worldwide Awareness Day. With a complimentary lunch & amphitheater presentation for our group. Only $5 per person for zoo entrance! Please email by May 11th with Family Name / # Adults / # Children.

2018 Camp MIND Sessions »
Session one: June 11 – 15, Ages 6-7 – Registration closes May 14
Session two: June 25 – 29, Ages 8-10 – Registration closes May 28
Session three: July 9 – 13, Ages 10-12 – Registration closes June 11
Session four: July 23 – 27, Ages 6-7 – Registration closes June 25
Session five: August 6 – 10, Ages 8-10 – Registration closes July 9
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost of Program: $150.00
CAMP MIND Application »

Camp MIND » will focus on fun! This camp is geared towards children ages 6 through 12 who are diagnosed with a Neurodevelopmental disorder. Children will engage in recreational activities and group play. Our campers will meet new peers while participating in a variety of recreational activities that will promote friendships and encourage them to feel confident about themselves.

This camp will offer group games, craft activities, yoga, music therapy, outside activities, positive reinforcement, teamwork, and will encourage communication skills.

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is in it's 15th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute present current research and new treatment findings. The presentations provide our community a better perspective on the scope of research being conducted at the MIND Institute, the outcomes of this research, and ways they may support these efforts.

The African American Developmental Disabilities Parent Advisory Group (AADDPA) was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of African American children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The AADDPA supports the needs of the families by providing advocacy and resources to increase awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level. This group is open to all and is specifically designed to support families with culturally tailored information to empower them to choose options that are appropriate for their family. The meetings are usually the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute. See flyer for more details.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to or 916-703-0403. These meetings are co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training & Information Center.

Fechas para la proxima sesion seran anunciadas
(dates of next session to be announced)
UC Davis MIND Institute, Centro de Recursos
2825 50th Street, Sacramento CA

Venta a compartir sus experiencias y a apreder sobre el diagnóstico, necesidades y servicios de su hijo, además de conocer a otros padres. Para registro y estacionamiento gratuitito, por favor comuníquese al 916-703-0439.

Vamos a platicar (Let’s Talk) is a six-week series that will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It is for parents of children with disabilities to share their experiences and to learn about their child’s diagnosis and needs and how to help them achieve their full potential. For registration, please call 916-704-0439. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Warmline Family Resource Center.

Centro Para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrolo
El primer Martes del mes de 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Sacramento

Padres para Padres es un grupo de apoyo continuo que es realizado completamente en español. Esta es una oportunidad para los padres de niños con necesidades especiales para compartir sus ideas y sentimientos en un ambiente de apoyo y confidencial. Para más información, entre al enlace (en el titulo). Para registrarse, por favor llame al 916-922-1490. Patrocinado por el Centro de Recursos para la Familia ~ WarmLine y el CEDD Centro para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrollo.

Apoyo de Padres para Padres (Parents Supporting Parents) is an ongoing parent support group that is conducted entirely in Spanish.  It is an opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and confidential environment.  Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the UC Davis MIND Institute.  For more information, click on the link (in the title); page 1 is in Spanish, and page 2 is in English. To register, please call 916-922-1490. Sponsored by the Warmline Family Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists, as well as consumers, family, caregivers, and students. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities. Past conference presentations are available in video format on our website », and most of them are also available on UCTV »

The MIND Summer Institute will be Friday, Aug 3, 2018. More information about the conference will be posted to this website in the spring.