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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CHICAGOLAND DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH & MEDICAL CARE CONFERENCE at Warwick Allerton - Chicago

June 7, 2017 from 11am to 4:30pm
What is the connection between Down syndrome and immune system disorders? Alzheimer’s Disease? Cancer? How can we improve health outcomes and lifespan for children and adults with Down syndrome through research and medical care?5 nationally renowned speakers will be presenting at this important conference. What’s the latest and how individuals and families can help!If you are a self-advocate, or if you have a family member or friend with Down syndrome this conference is for you.Registration…See More
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Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS April Meet-up: Noon Whistle Brewing! at Noon Whistle Brewing

April 30, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
For our February meet-up, we'll be visiting Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard!We had a great time at Noon Whistle back in February and want to defend our DADS trivia competition victory!Noon Whistle is a dog-friendly establishment, so feel free to bring along your pooch with you...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
Apr 25
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DADS April Meet-up: Noon Whistle Brewing! at Noon Whistle Brewing

April 30, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
For our February meet-up, we'll be visiting Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard!We had a great time at Noon Whistle back in February and want to defend our DADS trivia competition victory!Noon Whistle is a dog-friendly establishment, so feel free to bring along your pooch with you...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
Apr 24
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez posted a status
"Will there be a monthly meet-up for March or April?"
Mar 19
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DADS February Meet-up: Noon Whistle Brewing! at Noon Whistle Brewing

February 26, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
DADS monthly brewery tour continues...For our February meet-up, we'll be visiting Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard!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
Feb 18
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Feb 17
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2017 NADS Annual Bowlathon! at STARDUST BOWL

March 5, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
SAVE THE DATE!NADS ANNUAL BOWL-A-THONMarch 5, 2017, 12:00-3:00http://www.nads.org/events/nads-bowl-a-thon/Stardust Bowl, Addison, ILCome join us in supporting our 32nd 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!To register to bowl or make a donation to an…See More
Feb 16
Mark Clifford is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jan 30
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez commented on Aaron Huston's event DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom!
"Looking forward to it."
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez liked Aaron Huston's event DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom!
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS January 2017 Meet-up: Alter Brewing Taproom! at Alter Brewing

January 29, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
To kick off 2017, we'll be meeting up at Alter Brewing Taproom, in Downers Grove!www.alterbrewing.comA few of us DADS visited Alter back in 2016 for a monthly meetup and found it to be a pretty cool brewery with some tasty brews.There are no football playoff games on the 29th, so come join us to catch up and spend a couple hours with your fellow DADS.  Hope to see you there!DADS 'monthly' meet-ups offer us a couple quality hours to…See More
Jan 7
Aaron Huston posted events
Jan 7
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez might attend Aaron Huston's event
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DADS February Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

February 28, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
During this meetup session, we will be joined by IL State Representative, Mr. Ron Sandack, giving us a chance to discuss and share what matters to is DADS and the challenges we face, etc. Should make for a good discussion.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
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS January Monthly Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

January 31, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Happy new year! Come join us!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
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez posted a status
"Happy New Year to you all!"
Dec 31, 2016
Pedro (Pete) Rodriguez is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Dec 31, 2016
 
 
 

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