Full title? Dads of Disability™: Stories for, by, and about fathers of children who experience disability (and the women who love them!) Purchase – Free Samples – Facebook - Reviews – Twitter
What is it? Who is it for? Dads of Disability addresses the scarcity of material for and about the perspective of fathers whose children experience a disability. The collection is focused on fathers but readers have noted how useful these stories are for all kinds of parents and caregivers.
“Dads of Disability is direct and insightful and a valuable resource, not only for fathers, but for mothers, extended family, and health care professionals alike.”
- Patti Chadwick
Who wrote it? The book is mostly about men, but it was written by men, women, and children.
What’s the goal? It will foster useful but possibly never-before-had discussions between and amongst fathers, mothers, extended families, care circles, and individuals with disabilities themselves.
“When I first began to read through this book, I was reading it through several different lenses: as a parent of a child without a disability, as a disability advocate, as a social worker who works with families who have kids with disabilities, and as a person with a disability myself. And in every one of those perspectives, I was in love with this book.” – Amazon reader jabberwockyamy
What’s in it? This book contains 41 essays and poems written by all kinds of men and women. They are powerful, but not saccharine. They are moving, but not over emotional. They are honest, and intended to foster discussion between and among family members and care circles who may not have ever truly considered the father’s perspective (~230 print pages).
Please “Like” the Dads of Disability Facebook page:
“I applaud contributors for telling it like it is, honestly and without apology… The essays and poems included in this book will allow you to see not only the children but also the parents with a clarity that defies expectations.” – From the foreword by MaryAnn Campion, founder and director of the M.S. program in Genetic Counseling at the Boston Univ. School of Medicine
"Dads of Disability™" is a trademark of Gary Dietz (registration applied for).