Sally J. Rogers, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the MIND Institute, University of California Davis is a licensed psychologist and sees families and children regularly.

She has been the principal investigator of many NIH funded programs of autism research involving the early development and early treatment of infants and toddlers with ASD.  Rogers co-directs an NIMH funded T32 postdoctoral training program for interdisciplinary autism research and a LEND interdisciplinary training program for professionals in NDD funded by the US Dept of Health and Human Services.  She has served as vice president and president of the International Society for Autism Research, associate editor of the journal Autism Research, member of the Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Sciences, and the International Society for Autism Research.  Rogers was a member of the Autism, PDD, and other Developmental Disorders workgroup for the DSM 5.

She has received many awards of her teaching, research, and clinical contributions, including the UCDavis School of Medicine Research Award in 2008 and the John W. Jacobsen Career Award from the American Psychological Association in 2013. She has published well over 200 papers, chapters, and books on topics including cognitive development in children with profound intellectual disability, cognitive and social development of blind infants, and symptoms of toddlers with Fragile X Syndrome, as well as numerous papers on clinical and developmental aspects of autism. The Early Start Denver Model, an intervention model that she began at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and elaborated with Geri Dawson at the University of Washington, and her own team at University of California was recognized by and Autism Speaks as one of the 10 main medical breakthroughs of 2012. Its treatment manuals have been translated into many languages and is studied and used across the globe. 


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