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“Mind Matters has helped tremendously in that we realized our son’s issues were not all in our heads, and that there are services available to help him and to help us adjust to the way he sees the world. We can never thank you enough for this.” –Travis and Amy Griffin, Parents


A Comprehensive Treatment Center
Serving Families Affected by ADD / ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorders & Learning Disabilities.


Trudy Lackey, who has served on the Mind Matters board since 2009, has accepted an appointment to be the non-profit clinic’s Interim Executive Director replacing Wayne Brown who recently resigned because of pressing family problems. “I have long been a strong supporter of Mind Matters and its mission to help individuals and families to cope with the consequences of autism spectrum issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), and learning disabilities,” says Lackey. “I think with my close association and knowledge of its programs and staff I will be able to continue its development without interruption. I have a lot of admiration for Dr. Thompson, his highly skilled staff and all the people who make the clinic such a wonderful place.” Dr. Ryan Thompson is the clinic’s founder and Medical Director.

Since moving to Calaveras County in 1992, Lackey has been heavily involved in the community through her employment and volunteer activities. She was at one time the Executive Director of the Calaveras Community Foundation and has been the manager of the Columbia College Calaveras Center. She was elected four times to the Vallecito Union School District Board of Trustees and served as its President. Recently, she has been a substitute teacher, in all subjects, at Sierra Ridge High School.

“We are so glad that Trudy has stepped up to help us out at this critical time in Mind Matter’s life,” states Jan Alcalde, chair of the clinic’s board of directors. “She knows the ins and outs of the clinic and has the respect of everyone involved. Her experience in the education field will be particularly helpful as we continue to work closely with our county schools.”

Lackey has agreed to serve at least to the end of the year to allow the board to do an extensive search for a permanent Executive Director. When asked if she would be interested in the permanent position, Lackey responded, “That is not my intent at this time.”



FAST FORWORD IN SCHOOLS - A Groundbreaking Pilot Program

Watch and learn about how Mind Matters collaborated with the local schools to help close the reading gap and support children who are struggling in school. This pilot program was tremendously successful and we need your support to keep it going.

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Mind Matters is a comprehensive non-profit treatment center devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and support of individuals and their families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities and related issues using biomedical, psychological, social and technological approaches. Located in Murphys, California, Mind Matters serves as a community resource to patients, their families, educators and government agencies to educate and advocate for services available to affected individuals.

Through the leadership of Ryan Thompson, M.D., a team of professionals collaborate to provide evidence-based, state-of-the-art services to those experiencing:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Inattention
  • Social difficulties
  • Learning disabilities
  • Impulsivity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral problems

Individuals experiencing these conditions and their families require access to a wide range of services, accurate diagnosis, custom programs, social support, education, coping skills and cutting edge treatment from understanding, caring professionals. Mind Matters' goal is not only to help relieve symptoms, but to enable the individual and his/her family to live life to its full potential.


150 Big Trees Road, Suite D, Murphys, CA 95247
209.728.2184  ~  FAX: 209.728.2185
Email us at: office@mindmattersclinic.org

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