I never really noticed people with disabilities (i.e. special needs) until my son Micah was born. I mean, I knew there were people with disabilities, but I didn’t pay much attention to them and I mostly felt sorry for them. It took an encounter with disability to change my perspective on the matter. My wife […]
I recently spent a few days at a conference in Lancaster County, PA. I was there to coordinate a special needs program for the families attending. I was very excited to meet the father of one of the boys in the program. To my disappointment, the dad decided it was best not to bring his […]
As a father of a child with special needs, I’ve come to realize that friendships require investment, and with that investment comes risk. But the risk is worth the reward…
I am writing this blog out of my experience of being a dad with a son with special needs (i.e. cerebral palsy & autism).
I have come to realize over the past 9 years that it is me, more than my son, that has special needs. I have also noticed over the years, how difficult it is as a father to embrace your child’s special needs.