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Fathers: Information for families

Having a disabled child affects all members of a family. No matter if you are a new parent, or an experienced one – everyone can react in different ways to the news that their child has a disability or medical condition. As a father of a disabled child you will have to adapt to a new and sometimes challenging set of circumstances.

This guide will help you learn more about practical information you may need and help you understand how other fathers have experienced having a disabled child. In the development of this guide we met a number of fathers and talked to them about their experiences and their advice for others. We hope it helps you.

This guide will provide you information on the following issues:
• practical information
• tips from other dads
• signpost to benefits
• overview of some legal issues
• further places to go for information, advice and support.