Author Archives: Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

About Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

I am a clinical psychologist, author, and parent of an adult child with autism.

Beyond Borders: Our Human Family

No matter the color of your skin, how you dress, how or if you pray, the language you speak, we are one human family. Now more than ever we need bridges not walls for our children and our families. Click … Continue reading

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Preparing neurodiverse youth for the workplace

”Preparing Neurodiverse youth for the workplace” is a new educational resource now available through the Arc of Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Mindful Parenting: Moments of Joy

His 5-year-old boy was not interested in playing catch with his father. Instead, he kept placing a marble at the top of his marble run and watching it go round and round to the bottom for an hour straight. His … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity is trending: A commencement speech

  For all the graduates, what a beautiful and momentous day! Let’s enjoy it to the fullest, but let’s not forget those less fortunate than us wherever they might live on the planet we share. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations! … Continue reading

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There’s not one way to be a man: Or father a child with autism

Men find it extremely difficult to talk about a problem they cannot fix. Of course, women want to fix the problem as well but generally have an easier time talking about problems. I know about this dilemma firsthand as the … Continue reading

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Autism Acceptance and Beyond

Autism Awareness month is right around the corner. What does it mean to you? The road to acceptance routinely starts with some level of denial. Our biggest problem is that we don’t want any problems, and we think we would … Continue reading

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Lessons from Groundhog Day: Recurring problems and personal growth

We are past Groundhog Day on the calendar, but sometimes it feels like we are still living it.  Ever since the 1993 movie, “Groundhog Day” has become part of our everyday lingo that many people can relate to, and it … Continue reading

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