The 2017-2018 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series will resume on October 2017.  Leading researchers and clinicians from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present current research and new treatment findings.  The presentations will give 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.

Lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings at the UC Davis MIND Institute.  Information on research studies will be available and The Resource Center will be open before and after each presentation. There will also be an extended “ask the experts” session with the panelists after the presentation. Please note that seating is limited.

For more information about the series, contact Terri Contenti at 916-703-0289.

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WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2017 • 5:30 – 7PM

Navigating a new autism spectrum diagnosis

A diagnosis of autism is a turning point for many families. Feelings of sadness, disbelief, relief and being overwhelmed, are shared by parents who have navigated this experience. In this discussion, panelists will share personal experiences, resources, and how to find your own community.

• Catharine Mikitka, M.Ed., Elizabeth Morgan, Ed.M., Erin Roseborough, CCLS, Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D.

WEDNESDAY, January 24, 2018 • 5:30 – 7PM

School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD

As children progress into middle school, new challenges and opportunities occur, including multiple teachers, new accommodations, more independence, and new relationships. Experts in ADHD and autism will provide research updates and strategies to help parents guide their children through these new challenges.

• Faye Dixon, Ph.D., Peter Mundy, Ph.D.,"TJ" Vidales, B.A., P.C.C.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018 • 5:30 – 7PM

Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders

For many people with disabilities, the excitement of life after high school is accompanied by challenges with finding and receiving the services and supports they need to meet their personal goals. Panelists will present information about cognitive and emotional development from adolescence to adulthood, as well as ways to plan for and begin the journey to adulthood.

• Lauren Lindstrom, Ph.D., Steve Ruder, B.A., Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.