A video interview with

Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Alternative Choices

Robert Naseef, Ph.D., is a psychologist at a Philadelphia-based practice (Alternative Choices) and the father of an adult son with autism. He speaks at conferences nationally and internationally on issues facing families of children with autism and other special needs.

Dr. Naseef’s 2013 book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together, integrates advances in research and treatment with clinical experience to help families navigate the emotional landscape and the practical roadmap through the lifespan. His first book, Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability (1996), shares the perspective of a father of a non-verbal son with autism, with additional reflection from his perspective as a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with families of children with disabilities.

Helping parents of children with autism

Raising a child with severe autism


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