This month we are highlighting books for dads by dads with special needs children. I got book #3 for my husband a few years ago, and he loved it.
1. Autism: A Dad’s Journey
“Autism: A Dad’s Journey” is for all those struggling with the special needs diagnoses of their child. Luis takes the reader on an honest and insightful journey as he slowly comes to terms with his two sons diagnoses of autism. He gives fathers a voice. Their lives cannot be summed up in one conversation over a drink or just driving down the road.
2. Life with an Autistic SonThis book is for anyone starting out on a pathway with their child that they did not expect. It’s also for people who, like me, are a little further down that road but still learning, still asking questions and still getting it wrong sometimes. You are not alone.
3.Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son Buzz Bissinger’s twins were born three minutes—and a world—apart. Gerry, the older one, is a graduate student at Penn, preparing to become a teacher. His brother Zach has spent his life attending special schools. He’ll never drive a car, or kiss a girl, or live by himself. He is a savant, challenged by serious intellectual deficits but also blessed with rare talents: an astonishing memory, a dazzling knack for navigation, and a reflexive honesty that can make him both socially awkward and surprisingly wise.
4.Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless DaughterSchuyler’s Monster is more than the memoir of a parent dealing with a child’s disability. It is the story of the relationship between a unique and ethereal little girl floating through the world without words, and her earthbound father who struggles with whether or not he is the right dad for the job.
5. An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own.