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Sabeeha Rehman

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Known For: Founder & Past President, National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter / Director of Interfaith Programs, ASMA
Country: United States

About

Sabeeha Rehman is a founding member and immediate Past President of the National Autism Association New York Metro chapter (www.naanyc.org).  Sabeeha founded this chapter after her grandson, Omar, was diagnosed with autism.  She left her career as a Healthcare Executive to dedicate her time to serving families affected by autism.  In serving as a resource to families, educators and providers affected by autism, the organization provides one-on-one parent mentoring, educational sessions, support groups, summer program, workshops, and skill development programs such as bike clinics, and soccer clinics.  The association actively advocates for the rights of people affected by autism by enabling legislation and raising awareness through media involvement at the state and national level.  The organization serves the New York metropolitan area and all adjacent counties.  Ms. Rehman has published, presented, and raised her voice in the media on various autism related issues. 

As a professional, Sabeeha has had a 25-year career as a hospital administrator in New York, New Jersey, and Saudi Arabia. She received her Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from The New School For Social Research in New York.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Sabeeha is the Director of Interfaith Programs and a board member of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA).

Sabeeha was born and raised in Pakistan and migrated to the United States in 1971. Her husband, Khalid Rehman, is an Oncologist. They have two sons, Saqib and Asim, and four grandchildren.

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