Dads Appreciating Down syndrome (D.A.D.S) is a community group within the DSA of Delaware composed of fathers of children who happen to have Down syndrome. We hesitate to call ourselves a “support group”, even though we do, in many ways, support each other.
We are a network of fathers willing to develop a program based on the needs of the men involved. We try to increase a father’s knowledge and resources about children and individuals with Down syndrome. We also try to enhance personal advocacy skills while heightening a family’s ability to cope with the unique challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome. D.A.D.S. provides a safe atmosphere of support where men can openly share, have fun, and build camaraderie and friendships among fathers.