Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)
Sandra L. Harris is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor emerita of clinical psychology and executive director of the Douglass
Developmental Disabilities Center, a university-based program for the
treatment of people with autism. Her research and clinical interests
focus on people with autism and their families, as well as on effective treatments for people with autism. She has written
extensively in this area, including several books and dozens of journal
articles and book chapters. Dr. Harris consults nationally for schools
and organizations that serve people with autism and has served as an
expert witness in legal cases concerning the rights of people with
developmental disabilities. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr.
Harris is a licensed practicing psychologist. Her book, Siblings of Children with Autism, received the 1995 Autism Society of America Award for Literary Achievement.