Robert J. Bernstein has devoted his career to improving the lives of children, teenagers, and adults with autism spectrum disorders. He developed his cognitive-based 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 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.
He conducts monthly international workshops for the United States Autism Association and Montclair State University, speaks at international conferences such as the India Inclusion Summit, conducts college seminars and leads support groups for families of persons with autism spectrum disorders. He appears regularly on WVOX radio in New Rochelle, NY, and has his own “Uniquely Normal – a Rob Bernstein Podcast.” In 2012, he founded the Table Tennis Therapy Program for Aspergers Individuals in Pleasantville, New York, the first program of its kind. He’s a Board Member of ARC and the USAA.
Rob has a child and a brother on the autism spectrum, who are both highlighted, along with 27 case stories, in his recent award-winning book, Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism. The foreword is written by Temple Grandin.
Financial: Robert Bernstein maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Manhattanville College, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Bronx Lebanon Hospital. He is the co-founder of WILS Westchester Institute for Learning Services. Robert Bernstein receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Bernstein is a columnist in Autism Advocate Parent Magazine and is a council member for Exceptional Children. He is a member of the Board member of ARC.