The Mind Institute

The 2017/2018 English Minds Behind the MIND series

Wednesday, October 4


MIND Institute Auditorium

Navigating a new autism spectrum diagnosis. 

CEDD and MIND staff members Catharine Mikitka, M.Ed., Elizabeth Morgan, Ed.M.,  Erin Roseborough, CCLS,  and Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., will be presenting information about receiving a new ASD diagnosis, how to find a quality program and why parent involvement is important, creating systems of support and allies,  and  the introduction of the Family Navigator Program.  

More information about this presentation and upcoming Minds Behind the MIND presentations, call 916-703-0336 or go to

Nueva Serie de Presentaciones 2017/2018 Spanish Minds Behind the MIND

Jueves 16 de Noviembre del 2017


MIND Institute Auditorium

La importancia del contexto familiar

Se describirá la experiencia al acceso a servicios de familias Latinas, y la importancia del contexto familiar en el apoyo al desarrollo del niño  

Aritz Aranbarri, Ph.D.

The Importance of Family Context

The importance of the family context in gaining access to services for Latino families and the importance of family support in the development of the child

Aritz Aranbarri, Ph.D.

More information about this and other presentations in this series,  call 916-703-0439, or go to

African American Developmental Disabilities Parent Alliance (AADDPA)

2017 Dates:  September 27, October 25, November 8, December 13 (note:  the September meeting will end at 7pm, so that attendees can attend a Workshop on ADHD, ASD and Advocacy at St. Paul Church)

2018 Dates:  January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27


MIND Institute Resource Center

Join a social network for parents and caregivers of African American children with disabilities.  The  goal is to empower parents to become strong advocates for the needs of their child.  Topics of discussion range from self-care to intervention, with a special emphasis on supporting parents as they learn to navigate systems to meet their child’s needs at home, school, and in the community in a culturally sensitive manner.

Dinner and childcare are provided.  There is no charge for the meeting, however pre-registration is encouraged by email to or 916-703-0403

More information at

Vamos a Platicar

Lunes 2,9,16,23, y 30 de octubre y 13 de noviembre del 2017

De 3-5pm

MIND Institute Resource Center

Venga a compartir sus experiencias y a aprender 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.

Let’s Talk (Vamos a Platicar) is a six-week series that provides information and support for Spanish-speaking families of children with disabilities.  Topics include learning about their child’s diagnosis and needs, resources, and how to help their child reach their full potential.  For more information or to register, call 916-703-0349,  go to .

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