Frank Campagna, also known as Autism Daddy, offers some excellent pointers for special needs parents: You’re allowed to be mad, and stop Googling everything. He’ll be expounding on these valuable insights and much more, including the positives of this developmental disorder, at a Gliding Stars of Findlay awareness event co-sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Department of Physical Therapy and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
Titled “Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism,” the presentation aims to show, in a humorous way, how to be a great special needs parent without losing your entire self in the process.
The event, which will be held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay, on Oct. 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. is free, but registration is required by visiting https://autismdaddy-findlay.eventbrite.com.
Campagna is the father of a 14-year-old son with autism. For more than a decade he has been writing about his experiences, and has become a social media sensation with his blog and Facebook page. His claim to fame is giving people a realistic look at the world inside an autism household. He has also worked for Sesame Street for the past 22 years, and collaborated on its recent autism initiative, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”