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Robert J. Bernstein has been treating children on the autism spectrum for more than 35 years. His book on parenting and autism "Uniquely Normal," won 6 awards, including Gold Medal "Psychology and Mental Health" (Independent Publisher Book Award), First Place Award "Psychology and Mental Health" (Best Book Award), Winner for "Parenting and Family" (New Generation Book Awards), "Top Autism Assessment and Treatment Author" (Autism Parenting Magazine) and, Silver Medal for "Parenting and Family" (Living Now Book Award).

Now Rob brings you "Uniquely Normal Manual" where he teaches us the commonsense approach and uses everyday situations to help children with autism progress with language, socialization, and organization.

You don’t need a graduate school education to use this method; you have all the knowledge and skills you need. You already know how to do everything necessary to make a difference for your child.

Rob follows the mantra: “let the child lead, and when they do, be ready to follow.”


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The Bernstein Cognitive Approach



Robert J. Bernstein has been treating children on the autism spectrum for more than 35 years.  

 Rob Bernstein has a unique cognitive approach to treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Rob's books on parenting and autism have won 6 prestigious awards.

“Rob Bernstein’s approach promotes the kind of change that enhances children because it’s organic and helps them develop from inside rather than from external pressure. What I think is also critical to understand is there is a context for this work: Rob creates a safe space for a child to grow. It’s more than acceptance; he joins the child’s experience and is wholly nonjudgmental. It’s critical to ask ourselves if we’re sending double messages about our attitudes, and if the child has a safe place to take risks and change.” 
-Dr. Marcia Eckerd

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