In 2011, DSANV launched a Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome group. The purpose of D.A.D.S. is to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.

Veteran and new fathers of children with Down syndrome are invited to the Northern Virginia (DSANV) chapter of Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.) Meeting are typically scheduled once a month; usually the third Tuesday of most months.


It looks like we may have a plan for the year.  Our inaugural meeting for school year 2023-2024 (gasp), will be at Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church on  September 21st (Thursday).  Let’s gather at 7:00 and stay until 9:00-ish.  Please let me know, if you plan to attend.

If you cannot make this meeting, here’s the plan for the remainder of the year.

October 17th (Tuesday)

November 16th (Thursday)

December – DSANV Holiday Party TBD

January 16th (Tuesday)

February 15th (Thursday)

March 18th (Tuesday)

April 18th (Thursday) 

May 21st (Tuesday)

Kind regards,


Contact the local coordinator by email for more information.

Dads of children with Down’s Syndrome:

Please join us on Facebook and check out the DADS national website.

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