Every year around Father’s Day, we see ads for the perfect
gift for dad. The tie, the tool set, the mega-grill, the membership to the
steak of the month club. This year, especially for fathers of people with a
disability, an even better gift may be simple appreciation.
Becoming the parent of a young person with special needs is
daunting. Suddenly, they’re thrust into a new situation with few answers and
tremendous responsibility. For so many dads, this is seen as a challenge to
conquer. They dig in and, with the support of their families and friends, help
build the best possible life for their loved ones. They make it happen.
For this holiday, we’ve collected a few essays that
celebrate all that fathers of people with disabilities do and why they matter
so much. Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day!
Dads of Kids with Special Needs Really Want for Father’s Day
the Father of Kids with Special Needs on Father’s Day
Gift Ideas for Dads with Kids Who Have Disabilities
for Special Needs Dads
Day: Why Special Needs Dads Needs Extra Celebrating