Sunday, November 20, 2011

Doctors Push Dads to Become Involved

As autism becomes the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, doctors in a new documentary express concerns that that fathers of these children with special needs are sometimes reluctant to face the issue. Our friend NY1's Cheryl Wills filed the second part of this report. Powerful stuff.

NEW YORK -- Emotions are raw and tears are flowing during a recent retreat for fathers of autistic children covered in a new documentary called "Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective."
The film is trying to help fathers open up and embrace their children with special needs, but it is no easy task.
"I thought I would never laugh again if he would never talk, if he would never become normal again," says Dr. Robert Naseef, a clinical psychologist and the father of an adult son with autism. "He never did talk again."

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