Events

Films

  • November 6, 2014
    Today’s Man (2008, 62 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Library Instruction Lab (First Floor), Peter J. Shields Library, UC Davis
  • November 24, 20144
    Temple Grandin (2010, 120 mins.)
    NOON – 2 PM, Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center, UC Davis
  • December 2, 2014
    Autism: The Musical (2007, 94 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, Library Instruction Lab (First Floor), Peter J. Shields Library, UC Davis

Art Exhibits

  • November 8 – December 31, 2014
    Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) Retrospective Exhibit Presented by DDSO and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento
    FREE Admission
    For more general day/time information, please call (916) 448-2985
    Verge Center for the Arts (VCA) will partner with the Development Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), a central valley nonprofit founded by California Senator Alan Short, that provides art instruction to developmentally disabled adults. The collaboration will involve a retrospective exhibition and enable VCA to showcase the talent produced at DDSO’s Short Center campuses. In addition to the exhibition itself VCA will be hosting a series of workshops and performances to compliment the work in the show. DDSO will also be hosting two workshops for children on November 22, Robots! (10 am to NOON) and Clay! (1 PM – 3 PM). To register for classes, please visit http://vergeart.com/learn/classes

Open House

  • New Date: January 14, 2015
    MIND Institute Resource Center Open House (Noon - 3 p.m.) & Tour of Art Collection (1 p.m.)
    Hosted by Terri Contenti, Community Relations Officer and Steve Ruder, Resource Center, UC Davis MIND Institute
    2825 50th Street, Sacramento
    For more information, please call (916) 703-0343

Family Events

  • October 12, 2014
    Azure: Music for Listeners on the Autism Spectrum
    3 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento
    Prelude tour at 1:30 PM
    FREE for Museum members. Included with general admission for non –members.
    For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org
    Azure events are tailored for those friends on the autism spectrum or with similar neurodiversities, and their families and caregivers. Join an autism dad, Steve Prutsman, (an internationally-acclaimed pianist and host of the Azure family concert series at Stanford University) for a wonderful mix of popular and classical selections. This is a time for ASD families to relax, not worry about behaviors, and enjoy some good music together. Before the concert enjoy a docent-led tour of works in our collection by artists who embrace diversity in many shapes, ways, and forms.
  • November 2, 2014
    Wonder Lab: Art-making with Kids with ‘I Can Do That!’ (Engaging Children and Youth of All Abilities)
    11 AM – 2 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento
    For ages five and older. FREE for Museum members. Included with general admission for non-members.
    For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org
    This drop-in art-making project, open to all, is designed to spark creativity! Children with learning and developmental disabilities, ages 5 and older, and their families are especially invited. Wonder Lab is presented in collaboration with I Can Do That! and the Crocker Art Museum's Art Access Committee.
  • November 22, 2014
    Robots! & Clay!: Development Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) workshops for children
    10 AM – NOON & 1 PM – 3 PM, Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento
    To register for classes, please visit vergeart.com/learn/classes

Courses and Workshops

  • December 1, 2014 Converting Documents to Accessible Format for Low-vision Readers
    David Ritz, Human Resources, UC Davis; Joshua Hori, Student Disability Center, UC Davis
    NOON – 1:30 PM, 268 Hoagland, UC Davis
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED – For registration, please call 530-752-2071 or e-mail OCCR
  • February 2015
    Foundations of Autism
    FREE on-line course by UC Davis Extension
    Course registration at extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/autism_spectrum_disorders

Lectures and Panel Discussions

  • October 9, 2014
    ADHD – Myth or Reality
    Julie Schweitzer, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the ADHD Program, MIND Institute, UC Davis School of Medicine
    NOON – 1 PM, Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
    Many myths, stereotypes and misinformation abound about ADHD— everything from questioning the very existence of ADHD and not a real medical condition to downplaying its seriousness and attributing it to bad parenting choices. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood behavioral disorder, affecting 5 to 7 percent of school-age children and 4 percent of adults. Dr. Julie Schweitzer, an international expert on ADHD and Director of the ADHD Program at UC Davis’ MIND Institute at the UC Davis School of Medicine, will speak on this highly complex topic in order to promote a better understanding and separate “Myths from Reality.”
  • October 9, 2014
    Accessibility Tech Fair
    10 AM – 2 PM, Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
  • October 11, 2014
    Parenting Children With Special Needs: A panel discussion with UC Davis faculty and Davis community members
    Panelists: Andy Jones, Kate Duren and Dale Flynn
    NOON – 1 PM, Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis
  • October 13, 2014
    Crip Futures, Future Coalitions
    Alison Kafer, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, Southwestern University
    NOON – 1:30 PM, MU II, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Alison Kafer discusses and shares work from her book, Feminist Queer Crip. She explores three potential sites for a coalitional disability theory and politics: trans and genderqueer bathroom access, environmental justice, and reproductive rights and justice.
  • October 14, 2014
    Design to Include: Fashion Designs for Women Using Wheeled Chairs and Wheelchairs
    Kaino Hopper, Department of Design, UC Davis
    NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Covering several design theories that guide architectural and product designs for disabilities, this vibrant slide show takes the audience through past and present fashions for disabled women as well as inclusively designed fashions. Kaino Hopper’s own thinking in pictures and vision for the future of fashion is a fashion system that includes designs for disabled and abled women into a single runway show followed by off-the-rack collections that eliminate discrimination toward women with mobility differences. Kaino Hopper ends her talk with a demonstration of how her fashions work for disabled and abled businesswomen alike, whether they use wheelchairs or wheeled chairs.
  • October 23, 2014
    Disabling Cures: Rescuing History’s ‘Incurables’ from the Clutches of the Present
    Catherine Kudlick, Professor of History and Director of Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University
    NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Medical research and fundraising efforts related to disability all invoke the promise of a cure. But what is a cure really, in the past or today? This talk by Catherine Kudlick, a leading historian of disability and former UCD faculty member, explores the dangers and rewards of framing disability exclusively as a medical issue and disabled people as beneficiaries of medicine.
  • October 29, 2014
    Autistic Identity and the Neurodiversity Paradigm
    Nick Walker, Founding Undergraduate Faculty in Psychology and Liberal Arts at Sofia University
    NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Get an insider’s perspective on autistic experience, activism, community, identity, and culture. Learn about how the neurodiversity paradigm, which recognizes autism and other neurocognitive variants as natural and valuable manifestations of human diversity, is challenging old discourses about autism.
  • November 4, 2014
    Navigate Autism: Supporting Families on the Spectrum
    Cynthia Sommer, Director, EdForward, School of Education, UC Davis; Tasha Oswald, Postdoc Fellow, MIND Institute, UCDHS
    NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Learn about the co-development of Navigate Autism, a website designed to support families with personalized information and resources for better decision-making as they face the complex system of care for autism. This project is a collaboration between UC Davis School of Education and MIND Institute.
  • November 13, 2014
    All Arms and Ears: Reaffirming Disability Aesthetics
    Darrin Martin, Associate Professor, Art, UC Davis
    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Art Annex, Room 107 (Main Room), UC Davis
    Expanding upon Tobin Siebers premise that representations of disability are central to representations of the body found in modern art, Darrin Martin will draw from examples found in contemporary art practice and media arts. Further elaboration will be explored by leading into a presentation of some of his own works that intersect and explore altered perception through the lens of his own hearing loss.
  • New location and date: November 13, 2014
    A Parent’s Perspective of Down Syndrome
    Heather Green, Down Syndrome Information Alliance
    NOON – 1 PM, Room 2205, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
  • November 18, 2014
    The Human Nature of Autism and Shared Meaning
    Peter Mundy, Professor, School of Education, UC Davis
    NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Currently, the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are most often described in terms of differences in social-engagement and communication. However, ASD also involves basic differences in the human nature of learning, especially learning to share reference and common meanings. This presentation will discuss how recognizing the nature of these differences in learning have helped to advance research, assessment and, most importantly, intervention for affected children.
  • Cancelled: Possible new date in January
    Community Panel: ADHS Through the Lifespan
    NOON – 1 PM, Room 2222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
  • November 19, 2014
    Inequalities in Childhood Disability Identification and Special Education Placement
    Jacob Hibel, Asst. Professor, Sociology, UC Davis
    NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Many of us think of disability as an intrinsic personal trait, something that is a natural and permanent aspect of who a person is. However, recent research demonstrates that children’s odds of being identified with many of the most common disability types depend on where and with whom they attend elementary school. Broad societal inequalities related to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and English proficiency are reflected in unequal patterns of special education placement in U.S. schools. Understanding and addressing these inequalities requires us to look beyond the individual for answers to the question: “what does it mean to have a disability?”
  • November 20, 2014
    Capes, Not Canes: Disability in Comics
    Karma Waltonen, Lecturer, University Writing Program, UC Davis
    NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
  • January 5, 2015
    Panel Discussion: Autistic Students Navigating College
    Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Sacramento Chapter
    NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    Autistic students share their experiences of surviving college.
  • January 12, 2015
    Autistext: Rethinking long-held ideas about language, rhetoric, and what it means to tell (a/Autistic) stories.
    Melanie Yergeau, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Michigan
    NOON – 1:00 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    If narrative is what makes one human, then what does it mean to deny the autistic’s capacity for narrative? This talk examines the ways in which the Autistic culture movement provides opportunities to rethink long-held ideas about language, rhetoric, and what it means to tell (a/Autistic) stories.
  • January 12, 2015
    Reducing Health Disparities in Autism Through Action: From Evidence to Policy, Legislation, and Practice
    Sergio Aguilar Gaxiola, Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine and Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UCDHS
    NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
  • January 21, 2015
    An Overview of MIND Institute Research
    Robin Hansen, Director of Clinical Programs and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UC Davis MIND Institute
    NOON – 1 PM, Room 2222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
  • January 21, 2015
    Living with Disability: a panel of UCD students sharing their experience about living and coping with disability
    Moderated by Susie Kisber, Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, UC Davis
    5:30 – 7 PM, Learning Resource Center, Room 215, Sacramento City College, Davis Center (West Village), 1720 Jade Street, Davis
  • January 28, 2015
    Students with Asperger’s Disorder/High Functioning Autism: Transition to College
    Joe Spector, Psychologist, Student Disability Center, UC Davis; Patty Schetter, Project Coordinator, MIND Institute, UC Davis
    NOON – 1:30 PM, MU II, Memorial Union, UC Davis
    The presentation will focus upon the transitional needs of students with Asperger’s Disorder/High Functioning Autism. Dr. Spector will provide a brief summary of Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) issues at UC Davis, as well as a description of the post-secondary requirements for accommodations and services. Ms. Schetter, MIND Institute Coordinator of the Think College Program/Transition Committee, will describe transitional issues, review recommended transitional procedures, and make recommendations for effective academic advising. The video-recorded student panel will consist of UC Davis students with ASD, who respond to questions about academic and social challenges, and share their perspectives about university resources and advising services.
  • Cancelled: New date TBA
    A Developmental Pediatrician’s Approach to the Lifespan of People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    Stephen Nowicki, Associate Clinical Director, UC Davis MIND Institute
    NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
  • February 24, 2015
    Fragile X Syndrome in Colombia: The Project of Hope
    Reymundo Lozano, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Genetics, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and MIND Institute
    NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

Book Discussions

  • October 28, 2014
    Sacramento Community Book Discussion/Forum: Understanding the Gifted Traits of Autistic Individuals
    Presented by the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Underground Bookstore, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento

Author's Visit

  • February 10, 2015
    The Forum @MC: Neurodiversity: The Line Between a Difference and a Disability
    Panel discussion with Temple Grandin, featured CCBP author; Susan Rivera, Professor, Psychology and MIND Institute, UC Davis; Kristen Loutensock, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
    Moderated by Beth Ruyak, Host of Insight, Capital Public Radio
    4 – 5 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    This event is FREE to the public
  • *February 10, 2015
    Author’s Talk –Thinking In Pictures: My Life With Autism
    8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    Book signing to follow at 9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

Other Related Events


This event is presented by the UC Davis Disability Awareness Symposium sponsored by DIAAC.
This event is presented by the UC Davis Art Studio Lecture Series
This event is presented by the Verge Center for the Arts
This event is presented by the Crocker Art Museum.

*Most CCBP program events are FREE to the public (although some may require registration or ticket) with the exception of the Author’s Talk on February 10, 2015 at 8 PM and all events sponsored by and held at the Crocker Art Museum. To purchase tickets for these events, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787; crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.

Program events subject to change. Please visit this page for updated event information and new events.

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updated 2.9.14