Are you a dad? Or do you know a dad? Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. In the latest edition of Connected magazine [PDF], seven dads share their perspectives on being the father of a disabled child. Issues explored include their reactions on finding out their child's diagnosis, how to deal with the organisations and professionals that support families with disabled children, and the difficulty of being open about feelings.
Connected is a free magazine for families with disabled children and all who work with them. It’s available free to parents who call the helpline or email firstname.lastname@example.org and free to download. You can also sign up to receive an alert when the latest edition is online (May 2016). Look out for their next edition, all about ‘family linking,’ focussing on how important it is for families with disabled children to get together and ‘contact a family’ like theirs.