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 events
9 hours ago
Ryan Mahoney left a comment for Ryan Mahoney
"Thanks, Aaron! I have family plans that day, but hope to make it to future events. Ryan"
Jun 16
Aaron Huston left a comment for Ryan Mahoney
"Welcome to the group, Ryan! Hope to see you at our next DADS meetup, on the 26th! Regards, Aaron"
Jun 11
Ryan Mahoney is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
Jun 11
Dennis W Mellen might attend Aaron Huston's event
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DADS June Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

June 26, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
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
Jun 11
Dave Evans updated their profile
Jun 10
Dave Evans is attending Aaron Huston's event
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DADS June Meet Up at Emmett's Ale House

June 26, 2016 from 3pm to 5:30pm
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
Jun 10
Aaron Huston posted events
Jun 10
Tom Delaney left a comment for Dave Evans
"Welcome to the group, Dave.  I've added you to my e-mail distribution list.  Hope to see you soon!  Tom"
May 9
Tom Delaney left a comment for Tom Mabbott
"Welcome to the group, Tom!"
May 9
Dave Evans is now a member of Chicagoland D.A.D.S.
May 9
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
 
 
 

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