D.A.D.S. – DADS APPRECIATING DOWN SYNDROME
DSACO’s D.A.D.S. group’s mission is simple…
To assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.
Our monthly meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the DSACO office (600 NW 23rd St., Suite 206 Oklahoma City, OK)
The three foundational pillars of D.A.D.S. are Support, Action and Fellowship. You’ll find us out in the community coaching our kids’ sports teams, participating in our children’s IEPs, volunteering at local
Down syndrome fund-raising events, and even sponsoring fund-raising events of our own.
The cornerstone of D.A.D.S. groups is the monthly meeting where members come together to share insights and experiences. Face it: there are certain responsibilities that generally fall on the shoulders of the father. Having a child with special needs often affects how we approach those responsibilities.
We invite expert speakers to discuss medical, educational, financial, social, and any other issues that affect our children’s lives. And of course, we share stories and experiences that are unique to fathers of children with Down syndrome. Your colleagues at the office may not understand your excitement when your 5 yr old makes “poopie” on the toilet for the first time, but other D.A.D.S. will, because we’ve all been there.