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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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"I" statements are a way to share how we feel in a clear, calm, and respectful way. The handouts pictured below explain the components of "I" statements. There is a
These slides provide information about why and how to use Zoom.
While we may love to hug, we know that hugging is not appropriate in all settings. This visual discusses the people in our lives who we can touch and how we can touch them appropriately.
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 tea
This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are anxious, angry, or stressed.
This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are happy.
This visual handout explains what boundaries are and how to set them.
This board can be used to communicate information such as needs, desires, and emotions.
This handout explains compromise and why it is important for healthy relationships.
Contingency maps can help an individual visualize their behavioral choices and the outcomes/consequences of their behaviors. They can help make the problem-solving process more concrete. The individua
This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations
Learn why conversation skills are important in romantic relationships.
This visual describes filters, which help us avoid saying something that we are thinking that might be inappropriate.
Our Resource Library has several resources on developing and maintaining healthy friendships for individuals with Down syndrome and their families and caregivers. Having meaningful relationships can p
This handout describes and shows appropriate ways to touch people at school.
We go over "group rules" at the beginning of every in-person and virtual group for individuals with Down syndrome that we facilitate at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. We th
This visual talks about what rejection is, gives examples of rejection, and provides ways to handle rejection.
In this visual, Cristina and Jacob explain the steps of planning a date.
Visuals tend to be most effective when they are individualized. What works for one person may be different than what works for another person. Schedules are one example of a type of visual that may va
This handout describes the importance of good communication and positive interactions for having successful relationships.
This is a visual with questions to ask yourself to help you make good choices on the Internet.
This is a visual support about making good choices for women.
This is a visual support about making good choices for men.
Being able to manage conflict effectively is an important skill for having healthy relationships. The handouts pictured and linked below are from our social skills groups for individuals with Down syn
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.
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