ADHD Research Opportunities at UC Davis MIND Institute

Two ADHD-related studies at the UC Davis MIND Institute are currently recruiting participants:

INFANT SIBLING STUDY

The UC Davis MIND Institute is currently recruiting for The MIND Institute Infant Sibling Study!

Researchers are conducting a study of early social, language, cognitive, and motor development of infants from birth through 36 months of age.

Families involved in the study will have several visits to the MIND Institute until your child is 3 years old, will receive close tracking of their baby’s development with feedback from experts, and will receive monetary reimbursement for each visit and for completing questionnaires.

Eligible participants in the study are babies with an older sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or typical development. If you are pregnant or have an infant, contact Alesha Hill at (916) 703-0297 or ahill@ucdavis.edu to learn more. More information about the study is also available at the Infant Sibling Study webpage.

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MINT STUDY (Mapping Impulsivity’s Neurodevelopmental Trajectory)

The UC Davis MIND Institute is actively recruiting teenagers and young adults (ages 12-23) who are Typically Developing or who have ADHD to participate in the MINT Study.

Recent research suggests that a lot of new learning and brain development occur in the teen and young adult years. We are trying to understand more about these exciting changes. Our main focus is the development of cognitive control and independence. We are tracking the same individuals over 4 years

as they reach early adulthood and self-reliance. Each year’s participation will be split into approximately 2-4 visits to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento (MIND Institute and/or Imaging Research Center). For each visit, participants will meet for 2-4 hours with personnel and research assistants from Dr. Julie Schweitzer’s lab.

Participants will be compensated financially. Families may receive the results of all testing (IQ) and rating scales upon request. Each participant also receives a T-shirt with a picture of their brain from their fMRI scan. More information is available at: the MINT Study webpage.

If you have questions, or would like to participate, please contact the research team: MINT Study Coordinators, (916) 703-0294 or mint@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Principal Investigator: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

 

April 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The April meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

March 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s March support group meeting will be a presentation by staff from Disability Rights California (DRC) on Educational Rights of Students with ADHD.

If you have children with ADHD, or are a student with ADHD, you will want to attend this presentation!

This meeting will feature an overview and Q&A about educational rights for students with ADHD, with Andrew Mudryk, Deputy Director of the Sacramento office of DRC, and Taymour Ravandi, staff attorney at DRC.

The speakers will provide information on Section 504 plans and IEPs for youth with ADHD, including a discussion of the benefits of each and potential accommodations and services appropriate for students with ADHD. They will also be available to answer questions. DRC is a statewide legal advocacy organization whose mission is to advocate, investigate, and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.

The presentation will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

If you have a question you would like DRC staff to address, please email it in advance to: CHADDSac134 [at] gmail.com.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Andrew Mudryk graduated from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. He was previously the Director of Litigation and Advocacy for the Arizona Center For Disability Law, where he assisted in complex litigation and counseled cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Medicaid Act. Earlier, Andrew operated a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializing in employment discrimination, special education, and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Association of California.

Taymour Ravandi is an attorney with Disability Rights California who specializes in special education and has been assisting families on special education matters for the past sixteen years. He has also worked on a spectrum of legal issues concerning discrimination and public benefits.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

February 2015 Meeting–An Update

A quick update about the meeting on Tuesday, 2/3: we will still have two groups, one for families of children with ADHD and one for adults with ADHD and/or their partners.

We will also have a special guest facilitator from the MIND Institute in the adult group, who, if there is interest, will speak and answer questions specifically about ADHD in women and girls. If this area is of interest to you, be sure to attend on Tuesday!

February 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The February meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

January 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The January meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.

December 2014 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. The December meeting will feature a special presentation from ADHD experts at the UC Davis MIND Institute!

Come learn the latest on ADHD research and treatment from the Update on Clinical Practice and Neuroscience Research in Children and Adults, including a focus on issues facing young adults.

The presentation will run from 7:00-8:30, and will be followed by networking time from 8:30-9:00.

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.