Participants of the workshop, presented by Psychologist and author Dr Robert Naseef and held at SAAC’s premises at 1 Elliot Road, will receive three CEU hours, approved by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), towards renewal of current autism certification.

Autism in the Family — Coaching Strategies to Assist Families of Children with Autism

The challenges of autism can often make it next to impossible to keep the needs of families of children you serve in perspective. The whole family can be immobilised by unrelenting stress. This workshop provides insight and tips to help you coach immediate and extended family members of the children you serve. Learn strategies that you can utilise and pass along to parents and siblings of children with autism, including playing and interacting with the child who has been diagnosed, tips for meeting the needs of typically developing siblings, and tips for maintaining a good marriage.

About the Trainer — Robert A Naseef, PhD

Dr Robert NaseefDr Robert Naseef, a psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience, practises at Alternative Choices, which he founded with Cindy N Ariel, PhD, in 1990. The general practice has a specialty in helping families of children with autism and other special needs, including Autism Spectrum evaluations for all ages. Dr Naseef, who has an adult son with autism, also serves as a consultant to school districts, special education parent organisations and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination. From his perspective as a psychologist and a father of a son with autism, he has authored three books, the latest of which, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together, drew praise from autism experts, parents and people with autism such as Temple Grandin and Stephen Shore.


For more information about the workshop and to sign up, visit this page on the IBCCES website and click on the "Pre-Conference Workshop" tab. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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