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Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

Dad to Dad Podcast David Hirsch

    • Kids & Family

Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

    Dad to Dad 81 - Jude Morrow Of Derry, Northern Ireland, Is A Father With Asperger's Syndrome.

    Dad to Dad 81 - Jude Morrow Of Derry, Northern Ireland, Is A Father With Asperger's Syndrome.

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with special father Jude Morrow, of Derry Northern Ireland. Jude’s son, Ethan, doesn’t have special needs, Jude himself, the dad has special needs. He’s on the autism spectrum and he’s written a book about his experience which will be available in April 2020. It’s a fascinating conversation and it’s all on this Dad to Dad Podcast. Visit Jude Morrow Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jude.morrow.7
    And learn more about the Special Fathers Network at 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dad to Dad 80 - Steve Mogul, Father of Two Daughters, Both with Very Rare Genetic Disorders

    Dad to Dad 80 - Steve Mogul, Father of Two Daughters, Both with Very Rare Genetic Disorders

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with special father Steve Mogul, a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services and a father of two children who both have very rare developmental disorders. Hayley, is only one of 19 in the world who has a rare form of Smith–Magenis Syndrome. Bari, is one of only 19 in the world who have a mutated GRIN2B gene. It’s a very unique situation and Steve spells out the challenges that his family faces. He also offers other parents of kids with special needs some truly insightful advice. That’s all on this Dad to Dad podcast. To find out about Smith-Magenis syndrome go to:https://www.smsresearchfoundation.org, https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/8197/smith-magenis-syndrome. To read about the GRIN@B gene, go to http://grin2b.com/about-grin2b/. And learn more about the Special Fathers Network at 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dad to Dad 79 - John Kimec, Principal at St. John de Sales High School, Father of Five & Son Michael Who Has Pierpont Syndrome

    Dad to Dad 79 - John Kimec, Principal at St. John de Sales High School, Father of Five & Son Michael Who Has Pierpont Syndrome

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, Host David Hirsch speaks with special father John Kimec, principal of St. John De Sales, a Catholic High School in Chicago, Illinois. John and his wife Lindsay have five children including Michael who has Pierpont Syndrome and is non-verbal. John and host David Hirsch will talk about the challenges and joys of raising a son with special needs on this Dad to Dad podcast presented by The Special Fathers Network. To find out about the work being done on Pierpont Syndrome go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4495254. To learn about the Special Fathers Network, go to 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 56 min
    Dad to Dad 78 - Chad Johnson (ret. Army) Confronts PTSD With The Help Of Retrieving Freedom & His Oldest of Six Kids' CHARGE Syndrome

    Dad to Dad 78 - Chad Johnson (ret. Army) Confronts PTSD With The Help Of Retrieving Freedom & His Oldest of Six Kids' CHARGE Syndrome

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, Host David Hirsch speaks with Chad Johnson. Chad is a father of six children and a military veteran with three tours of duty. Chad talks frankly to David Hirsch about dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, while raising 6 kids including Cameron who was diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome. Chad is also heavily involved with Retrieving Freedom a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that pairs military veterans and youth with Autism with service dogs. Chad also has his own service dog, who has really helped Chad deal with his PTSD. To see more on Retrieving Freedom go to www.retrievingfreedom.org. And to learn about the Special Fathers Network, go to 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dad to Dad 77 - Co-Founder/Owner Michael Kohler's Special Kneads & Treats Bakery Employs Dozens with Special Needs Including Son w Fragile X

    Dad to Dad 77 - Co-Founder/Owner Michael Kohler's Special Kneads & Treats Bakery Employs Dozens with Special Needs Including Son w Fragile X

    On this Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch talks to Special Kneads and Treats bakery co-founder/owner Michael Kohler. Michael is the father of two young adults, Ashley and Bradley, who at age 29, has Fragile X Syndrome. Michael talks of family, work and how he and his wife Tempa formed the Special Kneads and Treats bakery that employs young adults with special needs. They also provide free birthday cakes for kids whose families can’t afford them. Go to www.specialkneadsandtreats.org to find out more. Learn more about Fragile X syndrome at www.fragilex.org. And to learn about the Special Fathers Network, go to 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dad to Dad 76 - Talk Radio Host Jeff Katz Treasures His Daughter, Julia, Who Has Global Development Delays

    Dad to Dad 76 - Talk Radio Host Jeff Katz Treasures His Daughter, Julia, Who Has Global Development Delays

    On this Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch talks with special father Jeff Katz. Jeff is the afternoon host of The Jeff Katz Show at News Radio WRVA, in Richmond Virginia. He has three children including Julie who has global development delays and is non-verbal. Jeff tells his life story and why he truly treasures his daughter Julia. That’s all on this Dad to Dad podcast. To find out more about Jeff and WRVA go to Newsradiowrva.radio.com/shows/jeff-katz. To learn about the Special Fathers Network, go to 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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