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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Appropriate Touch Video

February 2018 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

While we may love to hug, we know that hugging is not appropriate in all settings. Families and caregivers of adolescents and adults with Down syndrome have expressed that it can be challenging to teach about who and how we can touch. We have created this video on appropriate touch to help people with Down syndrome know how they can touch the people in their lives. A corresponding visual handout can be found at this link


Additional social skills resources can be found here.

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.