Hill Top Preparatory School is inviting fathers from around the region to a “Dinner with Dads” on Thursday, October 24.
National Journal Editorial Director Ron Fournier, who has written about his perspectives on accepting and understanding his son’s Asperger’s syndrome, will be on hand to share his experiences and learn more from the dads in attendance about what having a child with learning differences has meant in their lives.
The event, open to fathers of Hill Top students as well as dads from other schools in the Philadelphia region, begins with a “meet and greet” at 6 p.m., with dinner and Fournier’s presentation to follow.
RSVP with Mrs. Lois Neft at 610.527.3230. The cost is $20.00 per person.
Fournier, National Correspondent and Editorial
Director of National Journal, is
known for his coverage of political topics and presidential campaigns. However,
in his piece titled “How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal with Love, Guilt and Fatherhood,”
he addresses how he gleaned guidance from the likes of Bill Clinton and George
W. Bush in accepting and understanding his son’s Asperger’s.
He will take a book leave starting in August 2014 to research and write. His goal is to layer his son Tyler's story with social science research, as well as other kid to parent stories; and write a memoir that helps all moms and dads -- not just those of special needs kids -- navigate the modern-day challenges of parenthood.Hill Top, an independent, co-educational preparatory day school for students in grades five through 12 with diagnosed learning differences.