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Dads of Disability is a collection of 41 essays and poems rich in context and imagery that illustrate a father's perception of and reaction to being a father of a child that experiences disability. From before and through birth, to diagnosis, to the workplace, to serious medical or behavioral issues, to father's support circles, and much more-including aging and death-many ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 13th 2014 by Garymdietz
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Shavon Robinson
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Dads of Disability is a collection of essays, poems and stories by and about Dads and how they cope with being a father to a disabled child. These stories were collected and edited by Gary Dietz, also a father to a disabled child.

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" This is not a 'how-to' book or a book of '5-ways to do this' or '10-ways to do that.' Rather, this collection uses a storytelling approach to illuminate the emotional lives of these fathers. Dads of Disability will begin or ex
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Joanna Keating-Velasco
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dads of Disability debuts just in time for many to consider it a great Father's Day gift. When one scours the bookshelves for books written by and for dads in relation to being parents of children of disability, there are few and far between. This collection of brief vignettes and poems captures so many stories of the experiences of fathers raising kids with various challenges including Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, NOS and Depression to name just a few. Bei ...more
Amy
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Mr. Dietz's book and I have to say how much I loved it. The different viewpoints portrayed made for a beautiful, eye-opening and sometimes difficult way of looking at the issue of disability and parenting. But each essay was better than the next. Bravo, Mr. Dietz.
Irene
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Read this for work -- author is local, made nice Father's Day feature for newspaper. Book is very interesting though -- intimate look inside the world of raising a disabled child.
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