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Conference: Families of Children with Special Needs- Meeting Everyone’s Needs

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This presentation includes information and tools for developing and maintaining an
emotionally healthy family. Topics include:

  • Coping with everyday life
  • The special needs of mothers and fathers
  • Issues facing siblings
  • Working together as a couple
  • Reducing stress
  • The meaning of acceptance

About our Presenter:

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. Robert is the author of “Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together” (Brookes Publishing) and “Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability”.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required.

To register online, click on the registration link below. To register by phone, call Robin at 432-0001.

***This conference is funded through a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Self-directing families will need to add “Enhanced Autism Training” to their budgets prior to attending. Please contact FRN for assistance adding this to your budget.***

Registration Form


April 26
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Southern Tier Independence Center
135 E. Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY 13904 United States


Robin Piefer
(607) 432-0001

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