PARENT 2 PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
DSACO offers regular meetings to provide information and support for parents and families of children with Down syndrome. These meetings are designed for parents and family members to be able to meet, build community and support each other while sharing experiences and creating new friendships. This group is parent lead and meets quarterly to discuss topics that are common to our families with children of all ages.
D.A.D.S. – DADS APPRECIATING DOWN SYNDROME
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome Group is a group specifically designed for dads to be able to meet, build community with one another and support each other. This is a time for them to share resources, ideas and strategies with one another while also enjoying time with other dads.
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 (521 W Wilshire Blvd., Suite 130 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.