Dad to Dad 177 - Louis Geigerman, Founder Of National ARD/IEP, Father Of Two Including A Son With Aspergers Who Tragically Took His Own Life

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David Hirsch’s guest this week is Louis Geigerman, founder of National ARD/IEP Advocates, a firm that represents parents of children with special needs in schools throughout Texas. Louis is the father of two, including son Ben, who had Aspergers and tragically took his own life, shortly after graduating cum laude from Texas State University.
We’ll hear the Geigerman family story as well as the Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture Series at University of Texas and more on Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) - https://www.copaa.org
National ARD/IEP Advocates - http://www.narda.org
National Alliance for Mentally Ill – https://www.nami.org
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - https://www.afsp.org
The Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture Series at University of Texas: https://med.uth.edu/calendar/event/2021-benjamin-j-geigerman-lecture-series/
Hear Louis Geigerman’s radio show, The Special Ed Section 504 Radio Hour at http://cypressradio.org/louis-geigerman.html
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SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.
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