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 916-703-0336.

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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.

Jueves 16 de Noviembre del 2017 • 5:30 – 7 PM


La importancia del contexto familiar en la intervención temprana para niños con autismo - o en riesgo

El ponente describirá la experiencia al acceso a servicios de familias Latinas en California, el funcionamiento de los servicios de intervención temprana en áreas de bajos recursos de EEUU y la importancia del contexto familiar en el apoyo al desarrollo temprano en diversos contextos de intervención.

• Aritz Aranbarri, Ph.D.

Jueves 18 de Enero del 2018 • 5:30 – 7 PM


¿Por qué su hijo hace eso?

Como apoyar a los niños con discapacidades a navegar situaciones sociales desafiantes y tomar pasos hacia la independencia.

• Vanessa Pons-Ávila, LMFT

Jueves 19 de Abril del 2018 • 5:30 – 7 PM


Estrategias Individuales y Familiares y Apoyos Comunitarios

Como enfrentar retos de los trastornos del espectro autista y otras discapacidades del neurodesarrollo.

• Sergio Aguilar- Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.