We want to take a moment to acknowledge the many extraordinary fathers we see in the autism community. Moms have long been at the forefront of their kid’s advocacy and coordination of their care. Understandably, moms get most of the kudos and recognition for the parenting game. It can be easy to lose sight of the many contributions of rockstar dads.
Every day, great fathers are working alongside their children’s teams, supporting their program and celebrating their winning moments. We see you!
We see you move beyond your grief of what you thought your relationship would be and into joy and pride for the privilege of loving your unique child.
We see you gain insight into your child’s needs, gain knowledge about therapies, and contributing daily to the goals for your child.
We see you make your other children a priority. Giving attention and play time so they know they are special too.
We see you in the vulnerable moments when you are not sure you can do it all.
And we see you get up the next day, renewed in your commitment to give your all to your family.
For all you do, we celebrate and appreciate the way you take on the role of “Dad”.
Happy Father’s Day!