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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.) We meet monthly from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on the third Thursday of most months at the Church of Saint Clement, located at 1701 North Quaker Lane in Alexandria, Virginia 22302 (Map Link). Other months we celebrate with a whole family event on the weekend. Contact the local coordinator, Rich Westhoff by email for more information or to RSVP.



Dear Dads of children with DS:


We will be holding our first "DADS" meeting of the school year on October 18th at "Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub" in Shirlington from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Please join us for dinner, drinks, and good company.


Please let Patrick Walsh ( and me ( know if you plan to attend.



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


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