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

Aaron Huston posted a photo

Pinewood Derby Winner!

Cody did quite well for his first Cub Scouts pinewood derby... he won!
yesterday
Aaron Huston posted an event
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2015 NADS Annual Bowlathon! at STARDUST BOWL

March 8, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Come join us in supporting our 30th Annual Bowl-A-Thon. This major fundraising event supports NADS programs for children and adults with Down syndrome. We encourage all NADS members to help make this year’s event a huge success. All are welcome!Before the Bowl-A-ThonEach individual bowler must register by February 20, 2015. Register online at https://www.firstgiving.com/4224/nads30th-annual-bowl-a-thon or…See More
Jan 23
Michael Jones is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jan 23
Joe Catalano is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS Happy New Year! January 2015 Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

January 25, 2015 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Let's start the new year off right, with a solid showing of DADS at Emmett's for a couple hours of catching up! No football games that day, so you won't be missing the Bears not playing...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
Jan 15
Aaron Huston posted an event
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DADS Happy New Year! January 2015 Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

January 25, 2015 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Let's start the new year off right, with a solid showing of DADS at Emmett's for a couple hours of catching up! No football games that day, so you won't be missing the Bears not playing...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
Jan 12
Matthew Adamczyk posted a discussion

Need a different ENT

I am fed up, disgusted, and just plain tired of Dr. Andrew Hotaling and his office at LUMC. He and his office are unapologetic and inefficient. We schedule appointments that they cannot keep. He might be a great doctor but his bedside skills leave much to be desired.We are looking for a pediatric ENT. Any recommendation will help.*(on the reverse side, if anyone knows of a well-formatted template to bill hospitals and doctors for MY time, let me know. I could use Word or Google Docs)See More
Dec 23, 2014
Tom Delaney left a comment for John Lay
"Welcome to the group, John!"
Nov 25, 2014
John Lay is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Nov 24, 2014
Tom Delaney left a comment for Joe Catalano
"Welcome to the group, Joe! Looking forward to meeting you! Tom Delaney"
Oct 25, 2014
Joe Catalano updated their profile
Oct 21, 2014
Joe Catalano is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 21, 2014
Aaron Huston posted an event
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Eat Out 2 Help Out! at Village Tavern & Grill

November 6, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
We are taking our show on the road for our next DADS Meet Up.  Due to a conflict with the NADS Fashion Show on Sunday, October 26th (the last Sunday of the month), we are going to bounce our meeting back to Thursday, November 6th. Again, note that this is not a Sunday.  It is a Thursday.  Which is different for us…but there is a good reason.We will be meeting at:Village Tavern & Grill                        291 South Schmale RoadCarol Stream, IL 60188 The Village Tavern in Carol Stream is…See More
Oct 17, 2014
Steve Connors liked Matthew Adamczyk's photo
Oct 15, 2014
Tom Delaney left a comment for Mark Vaughan
"Welcome to the group, Mark!"
Oct 9, 2014
Mark Vaughan is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 9, 2014
Aaron Huston liked Matthew Adamczyk's photo
Oct 2, 2014
 
 
 

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