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Robert Bernstein: Devotee in autism treatment for children, teenagers and adults

Robert J. Bernstein has been treating children on the autism spectrum for more than 35 years. He is on the Board of Directors ARC, and the US Autism Association. He hosts a monthly webinar with the US Autism Association and a podcast "Uniquely Normal" available on Apple Podcasts, both of which are followed internationally. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, hosted "Educating Your Child," a call-in radio show, and conducted dozens of seminars and presentations.

Robert J. Bernstein has contributed his career in autism treatment for children, teenagers and adults to improve their lives. He developed his cognitive-based, intuitive approach over more than thirty years of in-depth one-on-one work with clients ranging from nonverbal toddlers to high-functioning adults. He has written books for autism spectrum disorder treatment based on cognitive approach.


He has consulted for the pediatric neurology department at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and the medical clinic Pediatrics 2000 in New York City, is an educational consultant to the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, and has provided expert testimony at hearings on behalf of young people on the autism spectrum. Rob conducts evaluations and studies for neurologists and neuropsychologists around the country and for thirty years was the coordinator for special education and science for the New York City Department of Education.

As a part of awareness of autism treatment for children, teenagers and adults, he also conducts workshops, seminars, and support groups for families of persons with autism spectrum disorders and appears regularly on WVOX radio in New Rochelle. In 2012, he founded the Table Tennis Therapy Program for Aspergers Individuals in Pleasantville, New York, the first program of its kind. He also has a child and a brother on the autism spectrum.

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