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

Rick Kaisner is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
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Steve Connors posted a photo
Aug 20
Matthew Adamczyk left a comment for Juan castillo
"No new ENT yet but his current one is set to retire in... December of this year, I think... so that is one notification I am looking forward to. "
Aug 19
Juan castillo left a comment for Matthew Adamczyk
"Thank You. Did you find a new ENT? our ENT has been with Tommy since he was 10 days old, he is really good, and has done all of the ear tube surgeries, and surgeries that Tommy needed. "
Aug 19
Matthew Adamczyk left a comment for Juan castillo
"Welcome Juan! That is a great pic of your handsome kiddos.  :)"
Aug 18
Juan castillo is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Aug 18
Steve Connors left a comment for Paul Grice
"Hello Paul - I hope you are well!  If you are interested, we are doing the annual BBQ this Sunday (8/16) at my house.  Bring the family, other wise - we'd love to see you over a beer some time soon. "
Aug 13
Paul Grice is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Aug 12
Profile IconAaron Huston and Matthew Adamczyk are attending Steve Connors's event

DADS Annual BBQ at Connors House

August 16, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm
Please join us for the Chicagoland DADS annual BBQ for dads and all of their kids.  If Mom wants to join, she is welcome too!The backyard play area is fenced in to limit wanderingThe menu will include gluten free options - but please let me know of any other dietary restrictionsPlease forward this invitation to any dads not listed hereYou don't need to bring anything except your smile. See you on Sunday August 16th!See More
Aug 11
Matthew Adamczyk shared Aaron Huston's photo on Facebook
Aug 11
Steve Connors posted an event

DADS Annual BBQ at Connors House

August 16, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm
Please join us for the Chicagoland DADS annual BBQ for dads and all of their kids.  If Mom wants to join, she is welcome too!The backyard play area is fenced in to limit wanderingThe menu will include gluten free options - but please let me know of any other dietary restrictionsPlease forward this invitation to any dads not listed hereYou don't need to bring anything except your smile. See you on Sunday August 16th!See More
Aug 11
Aaron Huston liked Aaron Huston's photo
Aug 2
Aaron Huston posted a photo

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DADS July 2015 golf meet up.
Aug 2
Aaron Huston posted events
Jul 23
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DADS July Meet Up: GOLF! at Twin Lakes Golf Club

July 26, 2015 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Change of plans for this month’s DADS gathering. Rather than doing our usual meet up at Emmett’s, let’s get outside and knock the little white ball around.  We’ve made tee-times at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Westmont, IL starting at 3:00 pm this coming Sunday, July 26th. Twin Lakes is a little 9 hole Par 3 course that is perfect for our group.  It’s short and manageable for all skill levels.  It isn’t a death march for unskilled golfers and it only takes about one hour to play.  A group of us did…See More
Jul 21
Aaron Huston posted a discussion

Great press bringing more awareness about DADS, in the Daily Herald!

Check out the news article on DADS from the Daily Herald! http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150716/entlife/150719450/We're hoping some more dads learn about our group from reading this...See More
Jul 16
 
 
 

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