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 has consulted 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 a past 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.