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MIND Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health are offering vaccinations for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities ages 12 and older. Learn more about booking an appointment »

The UC Davis MIND Institute condemns the ongoing racism and violence targeting people of color. We are committed to fulfilling our mission to help all families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges and to promote equal access to high quality health care and education for all members of our community.

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Autism research:
The Big Idea

Help improve quality of life for individuals living with autism and their families by creating new technology development, clinical care, and research.

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Featured MIND Study

We are recruiting children 24-42 months old with typical development or autism, for a study on the big brain form of autism.

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Cutting-edge research: Join SPARK!

Researchers estimate that up to 1,000 genes play a role in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your participation could help unlock answers about some of them.

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Built by Families for Families

The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Founded in 1998 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from disciplines related to brain development to work towards finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for:



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