Children, Challenged Parents
Robert A. Naseef ’70 has written the
book, Special Children, Challenged Parents (Carol Publishing
Corp., 1997), a heart-warming story about working with disabled
children. The author, inspired by the birth of his autistic
son Tariq, writes about his parenting experiences.
Naseef, who is associated with the counseling
center, Alternative Choices, also maintains a counseling
practice with his wife, Cindy Ariel.
The book contains a moving epilogue that personalizes
in raising Tariq. “Sometimes a miracle will happen and a child will improve
dramatically,” he says. “Sometimes the miracle is that we grieve
and let go of our dream for the perfect child.”
Naseef, a resident
of Philadelphia, Pa., has three children. Tariq, now 17,
resides at the Deveraux Kenner Center in West Chester,