Robert Naseef

Robert Naseef

Psychologist

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 other developmental disorders and supporting families.
He has a special interest in the psychology of men and fatherhood. 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. 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 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).  In 2008, Robert Naseef was honored by Variety, the Children’s Charity for his outstanding contributions to the autism community. He is the social media chair of the Philadelphia Psychology Network. On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2017, Dr. Naseef gave a TEDx talk entitled “How autism teaches us about being human”. Dr. Naseef was recently appointed to the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of America.