Founder and Executive Director, Autism Center of Northern California,
Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (1989-2012)
Dr. Bryna Siegel holds a PhD in Child Development/ Developmental Psychology and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University. She retired as Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco in 2012 to found the Autism Center of Northern California to develop a model for life-span services for families living with autism.
She is author of five books on diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders. The most recent is The Politics of Autism (Oxford Univ. Press, 2018), plus The World of the Autistic Child (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996), What About Me? Siblings of Developmentally Disabled Children (Plenum/Insight, 1994), Helping Children with Autism Learn (Oxford Univ. Press, 2004), Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism (Guilford, 2008).
She is the developer of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test II (Psych Corp, 2002) as well as over 100 peer-reviewed chapters, papers and abstracts and has lectured and trained doctors, teachers and therapists nationally and internationally.
When Bryna is not ‘doing’ autism, she loves to cook, travel internationally with her husband, and hang out with her daughter and granddaughters.
Dr. Siegel can be reached for independent consulting on autism to schools (training, program evaluation) and law firms (expert testimony), and a separate CV of related work is available on request (email@example.com).