FUSE is exploring the idea of forming a group just for fathers and other male caregivers raising children with disabilities.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison study (May 2011) revealed some hard truths about the toll autism (disabilities) takes on fathers. According to the researchers:
- More than 30 percent of fathers of grown children with autism (disabilities) experience symptoms of depression so severe that they warrant clinical attention.
- Like mothers of autism spectrum children, fathers also experience higher stress and that stress remains constant even as their children age.
The FUSE Parent Advisory Council has created a survey to gauge interest in a group just for men, so gentlemen, please take our survey! Ladies, forward this to the man in your lives! We want to hear from Dads! We’ve kept it short, just five quick questions, so just click this link to get started!