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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Peter C. Mundy, Ph.D.

Peter MundyProfessor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817







There are eight million exceptional children with special needs in our American school system, such as children with learning disabilities or neuro-developmental disorders like autism. They have the right to appropriate and comparable educational opportunities. Truly meeting the needs of these children requires a commitment to integrating advances in educational science, neuroscience, and social policy.

Peter Mundy, professor in the School of Education and the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is an expert in education and social issues for children with high-functioning autism.  A developmental and clinical psychologist, Mundy has been working on defining the nature of autism for the past 26 years.  His research interests include child development, counseling, early childhood education, mental health consultation, mental health promotion in schools and special education.