One in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder more than triple the number is 2000. Early intervention creates a more positive trajectory for affected children. Yet autism remains a lifelong condition and challenge.
At the UC Davis MIND Institute (home to the world’s leading autism research center) we have a vision to pioneer a first-of its kind lifespan approach relevant to everyone living with autism. Through building partnerships with the communities we serve, driving innovation in affordable and accessible technologies, and training doctors, nurses, teachers, employers, and family members we will create new ways of advancing science and helping people with autism.
Your gift to the Autism, Community and Technology fund will help:
• Establish an endowed chair leadership position and three to five endowed faculty positions in key areas to recruit through leaders
• Create a state-of-the-art innovation hub for new technology development, clinical care and research
• Support partnership grants that foster participation of self-advocated, family members and diverse community providers
The Autism, Community and Technology is one of UC Davis' Big Ideas, which are the centerpieces of the university's second comprehensive campaign to support transformative new programs..