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 an event
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DADS April Monthly Meet Up: Wine Tasting at Lynfred Winery

April 24, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
We're mixing it up a bit this month, and will be meeting at Lynfred Winery for a wine tasting!At the NADS Bowl-A-Thon, Tom was lucky enough to win a guided tour and wine tasting for up to 10 people at Lynfred Winery in Roselle, IL (Bowl-A-Thon officials have confirmed that there was no malfeasance involved when Tom was selected for such a prize).  Tom has arranged with Lynfred Winery for our tour and tasting to take place on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00. Should be a good time and will be nice to…See More
Apr 19
Aaron Huston left a comment for Tom Mabbott
"Welcome to the DADS group, Tom! Hope to see you at a DADS monthly meetup soon!"
Apr 19
Tom Mabbott is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Apr 19
Matthew Adamczyk posted a photo

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Sebby was decked out for *some* holiday... I'm not sure which one. :)
Apr 4
Matthew Adamczyk left a comment for Todd Johnson
"Welcome Todd.  Ahh... Streamwood.  A hidden gem of Cook County!"
Apr 4
Todd Johnson is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Apr 4
Aaron Huston left a comment for Matt Szu
"Welcome to the DADS group, Matt! "
Mar 31
Matt Szu is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Mar 31
Patrick Lally left a comment for Alex
"Welcome!!  "
Feb 26
Tom Delaney left a comment for Alex
"Welcome to the club, Alex!! - Tom"
Feb 24
Alex is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Feb 24
Tom Delaney posted a status
"Welcome to the group, David!"
Jan 27
David Francis is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jan 13
Jerry Davich posted a blog post

Chicago Parent magazine story

Hello,My name is Jerry Davich. I am a writer for Chicago Parent magazine. I apologize for an introduction here, but I could not find another way to do this on your site.   I’m wondering if this group may be able to connect with me a father or two for a story I’m writing on a father’s role in raising children with special needs and, more to the point, their unique challenges of acceptance, especially early on.Please let me know if someone can offer assistance for this story, or connect me with a…See More
Jan 9
Jerry Davich posted a discussion

Input sought for Chicago Parent magazine story

Hello,My name is Jerry Davich. I am a writer for Chicago Parent magazine. I apologize for an introduction here, but I could not find another way to do this on your site.   I’m wondering if this group may be able to connect with me a father or two for a story I’m writing on a father’s role in raising children with special needs and, more to the point, their unique challenges of acceptance, especially early on.Please let me know if someone can offer assistance for this story, or connect me with a…See More
Jan 9
Jerry Davich is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jan 9
 
 
 

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