About the authors of “Parenting Your Child With Autism”

M. Anjali Sastry, PhD, is senior lecturer in system dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She investigates global health delivery and management, focusing on systems thinking and practical business-based approaches for increasing medical and prevention services in low-resource settings via numerous field studies in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She serves on the boards of Management Sciences for Health and the Learning Project Elementary School. She, her husband, and their two sons, both of whom have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, live in Brookline, MA.


Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an expert in child psychiatry including psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He has worked extensively with children and their families and is an author and speaker on various aspects of mood, personality and development in children and adolescents. He is medical director of 3East at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, a residential dialectical behavior therapy program for young women exhibiting self-endangering behaviors and borderline personality traits. He has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 2000. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and lives in Lexington, MA with his wife and their four children.

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