Helpful Resources

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Helpful Resources

  • Family Voices is a national network focused on family-centered care for children and youth with special health care needs. Maintains a list of Family-to-Family Health and Information Centers that help parents with children with special needs.
  • Washington State Fathers Network provides support and resources for fathers of children with special needs in all states. Offers videos and other useful information for fathers raising children with special needs and developmental disabilities.
  • South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families offers two important resources produced by Family Connection of South Carolina:
  • An Unexpected Treasure: A Guide for New and Expectant Parents of Special Needs Children from Family Connection of South Carolina has informative chapters on caring for yourself and caring for your child with special needs. [NOTE: This reource is no longer available at online]
  • Exceptional Parent is a monthly magazine that covers practical advice, emotional support, and educational information for families and health care and education professionals.
  • Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability by Donald Meyer features stories by dads for dads.
  • The Arc is a national community-based organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, with chapters in most states.
  • Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (DADS) has 57 U.S. chapters unified by the theme, “We came together for our kids. We stay together for each other.”
  • About.Com Children with Special Needs features useful articles for parents, such as “How to Talk to Your Child About His or Her Special Needs,” “Preparing for Family Gatherings,” and “Understanding the Subtexts of Language.”
  • National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus produced by the National Library of Medicine, provides reliable, up-to-date health information on diseases or conditions.
  • 10 Encouragements for Dads of Kids Who Have Special Needs is a handout from All Pro Dad.