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Robert Naseef

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Robert Naseef is a clinical psychologist, writer, and the parent of an autistic adult. He specializes in helping the families with autism and other special needs to lead full and productive lives. 


Dr. Naseef practices at Alternative Choices which was founded in 1990 with Cindy N. Ariel, Ph.D.  They have a general practice with a specialty in helping families of children with autism and other special needs, including Autism Spectrum evaluations for all ages. Alternative Choices provides monthly support groups for fathers and families.  Dr. Naseef serves as a consultant to school districts, special education parent organizations, attorneys, Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination, and other groups. 

Dr. Naseef’s  speaking and writing utilizes a singular voice as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. His book Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together (opens in a new window) includes praise from autism experts, parents, and people with autism such as Temple Grandin and Stephen Shore. His writing combines and integrates professional and personal perspectives focusing on helping families navigate the emotional landscape and the controversial issues of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder through the lifespan.  One of his special interests is the psychology of men and fatherhood.

[Excerpted from Dr. Naseef’s official website (opens in a new window).]

How Autism Teaches Us About Being Human (TEDx Talk)