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).
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“His book is moving and a helpful, inspiring read for any teacher or parent of a child with disabilities. I found that reading the book helped me become more empathetic to the struggles that so many parents face. This inspiring book is a must read for any teacher working with special needs kids just because it will help you relate to parents. It would make an excellent book club study book.” – Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher
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