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

Plan For Managing My Emotions

October 2022 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Visual Handout

When we talk about emotions during our social skills groups for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, we explain that it is ok to feel any emotion; however, it is not ok to have negative behaviors (like yelling, hitting self or others, or destroying property). The template linked below can be used to create a plan for when we feel certain emotions. It creates a reminder of calming strategies someone can use to make a good choice and manage his/her emotions. An example is also provided below. Tap or click on the images to open a printable version of the handouts.


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Handout with Example of Managing Emotions Plan


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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.