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.


I am alternating the meeting days between Thursdays and Tuesdays, because some dads indicated that one or the other was problematic (conflicting meetings and whatnot). February’s meeting was on a Tuesday, so March’s will be on a Thursday. We’ll plan to host April’s on a Tuesday.

Accordingly, please plan to participate at our next meeting, which will be Thursday, March 16th. We’ll gather at Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. Please join us!

Phone: (703) 534 8999
105 West Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046


Please let me know, if you plan to attend, so that I may make reservations suitable for our numbers.

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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