Gary N. Siperstein - Author

Gary N. Siperstein, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 1976, he founded the Center for Social Development and Education, where he remains Director. Over the past five decades, he has published more than 100 articles, chapters in 23 edited books, and three co-authored books on teaching social skills at the elementary level. His research and program development focuses on the social inclusion of children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2006, in honor of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s 85th birthday, he founded Camp Shriver at UMass Boston. Throughout his career, Gary has served as associate editor and editor of peer-reviewed research journals, and he has served on committees and received awards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Massachusetts Governor's Council on Disabilities, Harvard Law School, and the National Research Council (NRC), among others.

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