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.

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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
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
Tom Delaney left a comment for RITO MARTINEZ
"Welcome to the club, Rito!  Thanks for signing up!  Tom"
Oct 20
RITO MARTINEZ is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 20
Tom Delaney left a comment for Mike Paris
"Welcome to they group, MIke.  Thanks for signing up.  Hope to see you soon!  Tom "
Oct 9
Tom Delaney left a comment for Scott Schaefers
"Welcome to the group, Scott.  Hope to see you soon!  Tom"
Oct 9
Profile IconMike Paris and Scott Schaefers joined Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 2
Sean Murray updated their profile
Sep 22
Aaron Huston posted an event
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DADS September Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom! at Alter Brewing

September 25, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Doing something new this month - we'll be meeting up at Alter Brewing Taproom, in Downers Grove!www.alterbrewing.comHope to see you there!DADS 'monthly' meet-up 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
Sep 18
Aaron Huston posted an event
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NADS 2016 Fashion Show! at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

October 30, 2016 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
The NADS Fashion Show features individuals with Down syndrome of all ages modeling fashions from local retailers.  This annual fundraiser is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  The day includes a luncheon, speakers, special performances, a silent auction, and raffle prizes.Proceeds from this event support the programs NADS provides to children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.Click here to purchase tickets online:…See More
Sep 13
Paul Flinkow is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ 2016! at Steve Connors House

August 27, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Join us for the DADS annual BBQ - 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 SATURDAY, August 27th!See More
Aug 22
Steve Connors is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ 2016! at Steve Connors House

August 27, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Join us for the DADS annual BBQ - 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 SATURDAY, August 27th!See More
Aug 21
Sean Murray is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Aug 18
Aaron Huston posted an event
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DADS ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ 2016! at Steve Connors House

August 27, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Join us for the DADS annual BBQ - 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 SATURDAY, August 27th!See More
Aug 7
Todd Johnson might attend Aaron Huston's event
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DADS July Meet-up at Emmett's Ale House

July 31, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
DADS 'monthly' meet-up 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
Jul 26
Aaron Huston posted events
Jul 25
 
 
 

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