Resources for Fathers

"The need for accurate and up-to-date resources and information when raising a child with special needs is paramount. Indeed, information is power. The more you know, the more you can take charge and bring about positive outcomes for your child and your family.” ~~ Fathers Network


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      "Let's Get the Dads' Point of View", with Louis Mendoza

      Podcast - Today we shine a light on what it’s like to be a father on an unexpected parenting journey. Dads need support too, but their needs are different.

      NEIS Father's Welcome Booklet Updated April 2019

      A GUIDE FOR DADS of children enrolled in Nevada Early Intervention Services.  You can read or download it here, or ask your early intervention service coordinator for a copy.

      D.A.D.S. of Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (DSOSN)

      If you reside in Southern Nevada and are a father of a child with Down syndrome and you want to meet other fathers with the same concerns and needs as you, email Joey Calarco  at to join the local D.A.D.S. Chapter (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome):

        Nevada's FEAT DAD'S GROUP

        'Families for Effective Autism Treatment' (FEAT) of Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization that provides families the opportunity to network with each other and share advice, support and information. Meet other dads that have children on the Autism Spectrum, hang out, be part of the group, make a difference, network and enjoy outings with the kids!  Contact Allen at

          Fathers Support Groups

          From around the country, listed here are a few of the support groups that form a network for fathers of children with special needs:

          special needs dad chronicles

          special needs dad chroniclesThis is my story, but this is your story too if you are a special needs dad, or know someone who is the father of a special needs child. This is not a story of success, but of waves of successes – some tiny and some gigantic –  and more importantly this is a story that is a testament to endurance.  Facebook at: 

          Responsible Fatherhood Spotlight: Father Involvement



          Father's Roundtable with Dr. Robert Naseef

          This Special Needs Dad Forum, GUY TALK, is a series of discussions on specific topics envisioned as an online resource to support fathers and strengthen families.  There will be several participants on the live video feed from their webcams with psychologist Robert Naseef (also the father of a son with autism) as the facilitator and hosted by Kathleen Tehrani of  The discussions occur as a Google+ Hangout that is both broadcast live and archived for later watching.  You can find the archived discussions on YouTube at the following playlist link: