At this year’s 321eConference, the founder of Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.), Joe Mears, talked about how his need to be involved with advocacy for his daughter who has Down syndrome led him to create a new venue for service.
In this short clip, published on Facbook byDown Syndrome Affiliates in Action, (D.S.A.I.A.) Joe, a past president of the group, talks about the importance of each group having a clearly defined mission and how that helps build a cohesive community of advocacy.
According to the D.A.D.S. National website the group was founded in 2002 and was based on the notion that fathers who have a child who has Down syndrome could “do more than just set up tables and cook hotdogs at our local Buddy Walks.”
Thanks for all of your hard work and “heavy lifting!”
D.a.D.S. Founder on Advocacy
Thanks D.A.D.S. everywhere!