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

Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez posted a status
"Will there be a monthly meet-up for March or April?"
Sunday
Mark Clifford is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jan 30
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez commented on Aaron Huston's event DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom!
"Looking forward to it."
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez liked Aaron Huston's event DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom!
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom! at Alter Brewing

January 29, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
To kick off 2017, we'll be meeting up at Alter Brewing Taproom, in Downers Grove!www.alterbrewing.comA few of us DADS visited Alter back in 2016 for a monthly meetup and found it to be a pretty cool brewery with some tasty brews.There are no football playoff games on the 29th, so come join us to catch up and spend a couple hours with your fellow DADS.  Hope to see you there!DADS 'monthly' meet-ups offer us a couple quality hours to…See More
Jan 7
Aaron Huston posted events
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez might attend Aaron Huston's event
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DADS February Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

February 28, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
During this meetup session, we will be joined by IL State Representative, Mr. Ron Sandack, giving us a chance to discuss and share what matters to is DADS and the challenges we face, etc. Should make for a good discussion.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.See More
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS January Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

January 31, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Happy new year! Come join us!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.See More
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez posted a status
"Happy New Year to you all!"
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Dec 31, 2016
Aaron Huston posted a photo
Dec 11, 2016
RITO MARTINEZ posted a status
"Wishing all of the DADS a joyous and healthy holiday. Let's keep being fierce advocates and lets keep our hearts open to learn from R kidos!"
Dec 8, 2016
Aaron Huston replied to RITO MARTINEZ's discussion Next DADS Beers and Chats Event?
"Likely will be at the end of January. We'll post it once we confirm the date and location."
Dec 7, 2016
Aaron Huston posted an event
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Rivkin & Rivkin Pro Bono Supplemental Needs Planning Program at Little City

January 21, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Registration Open for Next PresentationWe established our Pro Bono Supplemental Needs Planning Program to provide free, simplified supplemental needs and estate planning for families of modest means that have children with special needs.LEARN MOREDOWNLOAD FLYERPLEASE NOTE: The presentation is limited to 12 families, based on order of registration,…See More
Dec 7, 2016
Aaron Huston posted an event
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DADS October Meet Up: GOLF! at Twin Lakes Golf Club

October 30, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
It occurs to us that we have let summer slip away without meeting up for a stress free round of par 3 golf.  This Sunday is surely our last chance and the weather doesn't look too bad... high of around 60.   So rather than doing our usual meet up at Emmett’s, let’s get outside and knock the little white ball around. Tom Delaney will be making tee-times at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Westmont, IL starting at 3:00 pm this coming Sunday, October 30th. Twin Lakes is a little 9 hole Par 3 course that is…See More
Oct 24, 2016
RITO MARTINEZ posted a discussion

Next DADS Beers and Chats Event?

Hey good Men!When is the next DADS beers and chat event?Would love to atttend for the first time.RitoSee More
Oct 20, 2016
 
 
 

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