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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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We have found that incorporating games into our social skills groups can help convey important messages as well as help participants practice appropriate social skills in a non-threa
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for men.
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for women.
Exercise is important for people with Down syndrome just as it is for all people. For all people, care must be taken to avoid overdoing it with exercise. Excessive sweating can be a sign to ease back,
This visual handout explains what consent is and why it is important in relationships.
In January 2022, Suzanne Aaron, an information & outreach specialist from the Illinois Life Span Program of the Arc of Illinois, presented a webinar called "An Introduction t
This social story explains what public means using pictures.
What do we like about our friends? As this handout shows, good friends usually use nice words, do kind things, listen, tell the truth, have boundaries, apologize, take turns, and say how they feel.
Moving our bodies throughout the day can help us be healthy.
Complete a workout made up of exercises assigned to each letter of Dr. Chicoine and Dr. Dominiak's names!
This handout explains how to and provides a template for writing a goal and making a plan to achieve the goal.
This handout shares information about how to write goals.
Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have an increased risk for epilepsy during the whole lifespan, but especially after age 40 years. The increase in the number of individuals with DS living
The webinar below was hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. The topic was "Stroke and Vascular Disease in Down Syndrome: How to Identify and Prevent." The presenter
Learn why conversation skills are important in romantic relationships.
We discuss "I" statements in our social skills groups for individuals with Down syndrome. "I" statements are a way to share how we feel in a clear, calm, and respec
This visual talks about what rejection is, gives examples of rejection, and provides ways to handle rejection.
This handout discusses when and how to end romantic relationships.
In May 2021, the Arc of Illinois hosted a webinar called, "An Introduction to Developmental Disability Resources, Organizations, and Terms." It was a webinar for family members and c
This handout explains compromise and why it is important for healthy relationships.
Use this handout to create a workout by spelling your name, the day of the week, or another word or phrase of your choosing!
This handout shares tips for individuals with Down syndrome to be successful in the workplace.
In this visual, Cristina and Jacob explain the steps of planning a date.
Learn about the "rules" for sharing touch and affection in romantic relationships in this visual handout.
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.