SFN Virtual Conference 2023

2023 SFN Dads Virtual Conference

On Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8:00am Central Time, 21st Century Dads Foundation hosted its annual Special Fathers Network conference via Zoom.

The Purpose of the Conference was to Help Dads:
  • Learn – about the Special Fathers Network 
  • Meet – other dads raising children with special needs 
  • Gather Resources – to help your child
  • Develop Skills – to be a better dad and husband 
  • Network – with other dads on a similar journey
Virtually all the presenters were SFN Mentor Fathers or others who are involved in the special needs community. Attendees were able to attend Tracks based on the age of their child with special needs or bounce around based on their level of interest.

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Schedule (All Times are CST)

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

8:00 – 8:15am
Welcome, Overview, Anthem

Joe Mantegna, Wayne Messmer, David Hirsch

8:15 – 8:30am
SFN Mastermind, Meetups & Resources
Duncan Keya, Nathan Woerner

8:30 – 8:45am
Family & Leadership
Warren Rustand

8:45 – 9:00am
Overcoming Adversity
Jim Stovall

9:00 – 9:45am
Session #1
Early Intervention
Athletics & Other Activities
Employment & Finding Purpose

9:45 – 10:15am
Networking Session #1

10:15 – 10:45am
Session #2
Siblings & Family Balance
Respite & Marriage
Residential & Housing Alternatives

10:45 – 11:15am
Networking Session #2

11:15 – 11:30am
Putting Disability In Perspective
Temple Grandin

11:30 – 11:45pm
Wrap Up and Next Steps
David Hirsch