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Autism Leadership

Dr. Harris is presently the Director of Autism Services for Devereux Pennsylvania, as well as Devereux’s National Autism Consultant.  In his current roles, he coordinates the design and leads Devereux’s national autism initiatives, assesses and provides consultation to Devereux centers, and provides direct oversight to Devereux Pennsylvania’s autism specialty programs. He was previously Director of Devereux’s Center for Autism Research and Education Services (CARES), which is an approved private school, a consultation and training program, and a community-based adult program located in Downingtown, PA.

Dr. Harris received his graduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he focused on the use of applied behavior analysis techniques to instruct and support children with autism and their families under the direction of Dr. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff. Along with teaching the Autism Specialization courses at the University of Delaware in the past, Dr. Harris has also published and presented research in the areas of teaching functional communication skills and PECS, staff and family support and training practices, community-based transition programming, and methods to reduce unwanted behaviors through positive approaches.

Dr. Harris is currently on the advisory board for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, a member of the Council on Autism Services, a participant on the Delaware State Autism Task Force, a participant on the Pennsylvania State Workgroup on MNGs for ABA Services, Chair of Devereux’s National Autism Committee, and Chair of the Peer Review Committee for the Delaware Autism Program.

Dr. Harris leads a team of respected and caring experts in the field of autism services and research who enrich Devereux’s programs