Nov. 20, 9a.m.-12:45p.m.

Join us for the second free UC Davis Neurodiversity Summit, presented by the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) and the UC Davis MIND Institute, featuring presentations on educational environments, cross-disability alliances and participatory research.

  • 9:00am – Introductions by Susan Rivera
  • 9:10am – Talk on classroom interactions by Nicole Sparapani
  • 9:30am – Panel Discussion on Education (moderator: Peter Mundy)
  • 10:25am – Dialogue on Behaviour Intervention
  • 11:20am – Talk on cross-disability alliances by Kristen Gillespie-Lynch and Christopher Constantino
  • 11:35am – Talk on autistic burnout by Dora Raymaker
  • 11:50am – Panel Discussion on Research (moderator: Christine Nordahl)

Registration and information (PDF)

Oct. 30, 5:30-8 p.m.
UC Davis MIND Institute Parking Lot

This socially distanced event will require families to remain in their cars as they drive through our parking lot to collect treats and candy through their car windows from decorated car trunks. Families can dress up, wave and look at the decorations through their car windows. We are asking that each family register through this link: , arrive during their designated time and wear a mask when coming into contact with staff. All staff and volunteers will be screened upon arrival and wear a mask at all times throughout the event. The individuals distributing the treats will also be wearing gloves, mask and a face shield. This is a free event and is open to families in the community, along with all our patients. It is a great opportunity for families to do something safe for Halloween and all ages are welcome.

Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 4, 10-11:30 a.m.

Navigating school, therapies, and in home services can be overwhelming. Join us for a discussion group with Family Navigator parent mentors to learn more about community resources.

Group members are encouraged to bring related questions and share their experiences. Ongoing participation is welcome.

To receive your Zoom link, please register now.

Group content varies across sessions, please contact the Family Navigator program with specific requests or questions: 916-734-4152 or

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 UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series are public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The parent support group, the African American Developmental Disability Parent Alliance is now named Sankofa Parent Support Group. The word Sankofa comes from an African language which means “go back and fetch it” which is significant to the mission and purpose of the group which is to take information and resources we learn back to people in the community. Sankofa was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of Black children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since our inception, Sankofa has supported the needs of the parents by providing advocacy and resources that have increased awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level.

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.

Vamos a platicar (Let's Talk)

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 6-8p.m.
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 916-703-0439. 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 916-703-0439. Sponsored by the Warmline Family Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.