UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA

University of California, Davis

34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Abramson, Room 502D
Philadelphia, CA 19104
215-590-2205 (tel)

Center Director: Leonard Abbeduto Ph.D.
[email protected]
916-703-0234 (tel)


The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders.

What started as a dream of six families united by the challenges of autism and driven by a desire to help families and the community, is now an internationally renowned center for neurodevelopmental disorders. The MIND Institute is dedicated to finding treatments, causes and preventions, and providing education for neurodevelopmental disorders. These families envisioned a place where experts from every discipline related to brain development would work together to ensure better futures for the one in twenty Americans who are affected with neurodevelopmental disorders. Research at the MIND Institute has expanded from autism to include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Down syndrome, and fragile X syndrome.
Although research remains our primary focus, we also provide clinical, educational services and community services. Our Massie Family Clinic offers comprehensive evidence-based assessments for children, adolescents and adults. In addition, the MIND Institute and the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) collaborate to provide educational resources for individuals, families and professionals.


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