Ken Atkins
Most Recent Book Title
The Silent Son
Book Description
An honest chronicling of a single dad's struggle to raise his mentally handicapped son while navigating his own struggles with alcoholism, depression and relationship addiction.
Location (city/state/country)
Newport News, VA
Author bio
As a child raised on a small North Texas dairy farm, Ken learned the reality and responsibility for caring for others, skills that would serve him well 30 years later as he struggled as a single dad to raise his daughter and special needs son. His professional life as a teacher, newspaper editor, magazine writer and salesman gave him a wide range of life experiences and skills that would prove invaluable in navigating the challenges of parenthood, but it would be the lessons he learned from his nonverbal son and the grace of his faithful savior and creator that would eventually lead him to find the real purpose for the journey.
Professional Speaker Topics
The Reality of Raising a Special Needs Child (and Adult)
Navigating the Confusing World of Special Needs Services and Programs
Facing Your Addictions as a Parent in Real Time
Finding God and His Plan in the Midst of Your Messy Life
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

With God, I can do anything. Without Him, I can do nothing.

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