Sherry Kelly

Sherry Kelly

Sherry Kelly, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of child development. She is the Co-Chair of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Child & Family Committee, Chairman of the Parenting & Education Group of The Mental Wellness Society—an international non-profit—and featured lecturer for Meaningful Paths in the United Kingdom. Dr. Kelly began her career as an educational researcher in 1977 at the University of Minnesota Center for Youth Development and Research. Dr. Kelly completed her undergraduate degree in Social Education at Boston University. Dr. Kelly holds multiple master’s degrees in psychology from New York University and Yeshiva University. She earned her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Kelly is known for her work with children challenged by learning differences, autism, neurodiversity, anxiety, chronic illness, and developmental delays. Her research focused on hopefulness and resilience. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and forbes.com. Dr. Kelly and her daughter founded PositiviTeens® Workshops & Webinars to educate students, parents, and teachers about the impact of social media and digital technology on today’s youth. Dr. Kelly was also founding board member of Autism After 21, a non-profit program of support, education, and skills training for young adults with special needs.