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
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 Joe Catalano
"Welcome to the group, Joe! Looking forward to meeting you! Tom Delaney"
Oct 25
Joe Catalano updated their profile
Oct 21
Joe Catalano is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 21
Aaron Huston posted an event

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
Steve Connors liked Matthew Adamczyk's photo
Oct 15
Tom Delaney left a comment for Mark Vaughan
"Welcome to the group, Mark!"
Oct 9
Mark Vaughan is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Oct 9
Aaron Huston liked Matthew Adamczyk's photo
Oct 2
Aaron Huston posted events
Oct 2
Matthew Adamczyk posted a photo

DADS Golf September 2014

A great day on the links and tees for pros and duffers alike. Fellowship!
Sep 29
Tom Delaney left a comment for Ronald A Ballard
"Welcome to the group, Ronald!"
Sep 24
Ronald A Ballard posted a photo


Sleeps a lot! 4 weeks.
Sep 24
Ronald A Ballard is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Sep 24
Tim Sidlow is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Sep 14
Aaron Huston posted an event

DADS August Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

August 24, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Holding a week early, due to Labor Day weekend...Tom will share with you what we’re looking to present at the D.A.D.S. Session at the September 13th N.A.D.S. Conference.  Always looking for feedback and suggestions.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.…See More
Aug 19
Matthew updated their profile
Aug 19


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