A statewide billboard campaign has been launched focusing on the UC Davis MIND Institute's efforts to develop improved treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders.
The billboards depict a young child and state: "Making breakthrough discoveries in the causes of autism," and then provide contact information for the MIND Institute, which was founded in 1998 to coordinate research into autism and other disorders.
The billboards were made possible through the support of the California State Outdoor Advertising Association (CSOAA), which contributed $50,000 to the enterprise.
The collaboration received praise from California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento. ...
The Sacramento-based UC Davis MIND Institute is an interdisciplinary research center where parents, community leaders, researchers, clinicians and volunteers collaborate to study and treat autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The institute has conducted major research into autism, Tourette syndrome, fragile X syndrome, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Additional information about the institute, including previous presentations in its Distinguished Lecture Series, is available on the web at mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu.