Barry Prizant

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Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP is recognized as among the world’s leading scholars on autism and neurodiversity, and as an innovator of respectful, person- and family-centered approaches in supporting neurodivergent individuals.

He currently is the Director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice, an Adjunct Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Rhode Island, and has fifty years of experience as an international consultant and researcher.

He has served as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Brown University Medical School and has held a tenured Professor appointment at Emerson College, Boston.

Barry has published five books, more than 140 articles and chapters, and is a co-author of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries.

Barry has been a two-time featured presenter (2013, 2017) at the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day in New York City and has given close to 1000 presentations in major universities across the US and in more than 25 countries.

Barry’s recent book, Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism (Simon & Schuster, 2022 expanded edition) has been the best-selling book on autism since 2015, with the audiobook version narrated by Barry. It is now published in 26 languages and was ranked by Book Authority as #1 of the “100 best books on autism of all time”.

Barry also co-produces and hosts a podcast, Uniquely Human: The Podcast ( with his friend, Dave Finch, an autistic audio engineer and New York Times best-selling author.