Robert Naseef, Ph.D. has a distinct voice as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. He has spoken around the country and trained professionals internationally in treating autism and supporting families. Along with Stephen Shore, Ed.D., Dr. Naseef is a lead consultant to the Arc of Philadelphia and SAP’s “Autism at Work” program which involves collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. He speaks at conferences nationally and internationally on issues facing families of children with autism and other special needs. He has a special interest in the psychology of men and fatherhood.
Dr. Naseef’s 2013 book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together (Brookes Publishing) integrates advances in research and treatment with clinical experience to help families navigate the emotional landscape and the practical roadmap through the lifespan. Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability (1996), his first book, received international recognition. He has appeared on radio and television. He is the co-editor with Cindy N. Ariel of Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom (2006). Living Along the Autism Spectrum (2009) is a DVD which features him with Stephen Shore and Dan Gottlieb.
In 2008, Robert Naseef was honored by Variety, the Children’s Charity for his outstanding contributions to the autism community. He is a board member of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. He is a member of the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of America.On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2017, Dr. Naseef gave a TEDx talk entitled “How autism teaches us about being human” which you can see on YouTube.
Dr. Naseef has a variety of presentations available for centers or institutions looking for training or speaking engagements. Please visit his PRESENTATIONS page to learn more about these opportunities. On his LinkedIn profile, read recommendations on his public speaking.