Chicagoland D.A.D.S.

Chicagoland DADS Appreciating Down Syndrome

The Chicago chapter of Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome is a support community group of fathers of children who have Down syndrome.

 
 
Our mission is to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.
 
Simple Goals:
  • Share our personal triumphs and challenges in a supportive setting
  • Enhance a fathers knowledge and resources about children and individual with Down syndrome
  • Heighten a family’s ability in coping with the unique challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome
  • Enhance personal advocacy skills
  • HAVE FUN!
What Chicago DADS Does:

The cornerstone of the Chicago DADS group is our monthly meeting, which includes occasional speakers, the “business” of DADS, and group updates, but are secondary to the safe, enjoyable forum for sharing, bragging, learning and growing with other fathers who truly understand. We host parties, sporting events and other fun activities for fathers, their children and families to spend time together.

Chicago DADS also actively supports other Chicagoland special needs focused charities, support groups and events.

Latest Activity

Tom Delaney left a comment for Mark Longenecker
"Welcome to the group, Mark!"
Apr 1
Mark Longenecker is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Mar 31
Aaron Huston posted an event
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DADS Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

March 30, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
DADS 'monthly' meetup to socialize, share wins and challenges, hear about issues facing the Down syndrome community, and discuss volunteer and support opportunities for the group.We’re starting to have some conversations about how to shake things up within the group a bit (i.e. different times and days of the week to meet, location of meetings, becoming more active with specific organizations, providing more informative content to our meetings, etc.).  Come with your thoughts and…See More
Mar 27
Aaron Huston posted an event
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2014 Special Needs Screening Series presents... Mr. Peabody & Sherman at Studio Movie Grill

March 15, 2014 from 11am to 1pm
2014 Special Needs Screening Series presents... Mr. Peabody & Sherman  Watch the time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Saturday, March 15th 11:00 am 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton Special needs children & their siblings are FREE. All other guests are $6/ticket. Tickets available at the box office only. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.   WDSRA is pleased to sponsor this private…See More
Mar 11
Matthew updated their profile
Mar 10
Aaron Huston posted photos
Feb 23
Aaron Huston might attend Tom Delaney's event
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NADS Bowl-A-Thon at Stardust Bowl

March 2, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) is our DADS group's sponsoring organization.  Use the link below to join our DADS bowling team for this key fund raising event for NADS!http://www.firstgiving.com/Team/256267?joinTeam=trueSee More
Feb 23
Tom Delaney posted events
Feb 17
Matthew Adamczyk posted a status
"Katie is going to MA for training. We're raising money to help defray expenses. Donate, share, pass it on! http://www.gofundme.com/654ga0"
Jan 12
Aaron Huston posted an event
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Chicagoland DADS: January 2014 Meet-up at Emmett's Ale House

January 26, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
DADS 'monthly' meetup to socialize, share wins and challenges, hear about issues facing the Down syndrome community, and discuss volunteer and support opportunities for the group... there aren't any NFL games this day, so join us for our first meet-up of 2014!See More
Dec 16, 2013
Derek Keene is attending Aaron Huston's event
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Chicagoland DADS 2013 Winter Holiday Party at Emmett's Ale House

December 14, 2013 at 7pm to December 15, 2013 at 12am
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (DADS) andMoms Organization for Down Syndrome (MODS) Come join us for an evening of holiday cheer at…Emmett’s Ale House5200 Main St.Downers Grove, Illinois 60515www.emmettstavern.comSaturday, December 15th7:00 pm - Whenever Private Room Reserved$20 per personAppetizers Provided(Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Tomato-Basil Bruschetta, Artichoke and Spinach Dip,Emmett’s Pretzel Twists, and Swedish Meatballs) Cash BarPLEASE…See More
Dec 5, 2013
Stephen Yogya is attending Aaron Huston's event
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Chicagoland DADS 2013 Winter Holiday Party at Emmett's Ale House

December 14, 2013 at 7pm to December 15, 2013 at 12am
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (DADS) andMoms Organization for Down Syndrome (MODS) Come join us for an evening of holiday cheer at…Emmett’s Ale House5200 Main St.Downers Grove, Illinois 60515www.emmettstavern.comSaturday, December 15th7:00 pm - Whenever Private Room Reserved$20 per personAppetizers Provided(Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Tomato-Basil Bruschetta, Artichoke and Spinach Dip,Emmett’s Pretzel Twists, and Swedish Meatballs) Cash BarPLEASE…See More
Nov 26, 2013
Derek Keene is attending Aaron Huston's event
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Chicagoland DADS: November 2013 Meet-up at Emmett's Ale House

November 24, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm
DADS 'monthly' meetup to socialize, share wins and challenges, hear about issues facing the Down syndrome community, and discuss volunteer and support opportunities for the group... and have some NFL games on TV in the background.See More
Nov 7, 2013
Steve Connors is attending Aaron Huston's event
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Chicagoland DADS: November 2013 Meet-up at Emmett's Ale House

November 24, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm
DADS 'monthly' meetup to socialize, share wins and challenges, hear about issues facing the Down syndrome community, and discuss volunteer and support opportunities for the group... and have some NFL games on TV in the background.See More
Oct 30, 2013
Aaron Huston posted an event
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Chicagoland DADS: November 2013 Meet-up at Emmett's Ale House

November 24, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm
DADS 'monthly' meetup to socialize, share wins and challenges, hear about issues facing the Down syndrome community, and discuss volunteer and support opportunities for the group... and have some NFL games on TV in the background.See More
Oct 28, 2013
Tom Delaney posted a video
Oct 15, 2013
 
 
 

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