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An Honest Perspective on Working with Children with ASD

When asked what the most rewarding experience he has had in working with a child with autism Dr. Robert Naseef responded as follows: “I take great joy in seeing parents fall in love with their child all over again. First, I try to help people look at their grief. It doesn’t help to pretend to be positive when underneath you may be lonely, afraid, or sad.I learned we don’t have to lie to ourselves. You can grieve. You can complain. You can mourn. This helps you to go on, make the best of the situation, and enjoy life.” This is an important perspective to consider and share with parents living with children on the spectrum.