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"I" Statements

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

"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

An Introduction to Zoom

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

These slides provide information about why and how to use Zoom.

Appropriate Touch Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

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.

Appropriate Touch Video

Author: 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 tea

Body Changes When Anxious, Angry, or Stressed

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are anxious, angry, or stressed.

Body Changes When Happy

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are happy.

Boundaries

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L

This visual handout explains what boundaries are and how to set them.

Calming vs. Coping Strategies

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

What is the difference between calming and coping strategies? Many times, we use the terms "calming" and "coping" interchangeably. There is often overlap in the str

Communication Board

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This board can be used to communicate information such as needs, desires, and emotions.

Compromise

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout explains compromise and why it is important for healthy relationships.

Contingency Maps

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

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

Conversation Rules Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations

Conversation Skills in Romantic Relationships

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

Learn why conversation skills are important in romantic relationships.

Filters Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual describes filters, which help us avoid saying something that we are thinking that might be inappropriate.

Finding the Right Job for Me

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Valerie Schlieder, OTD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

There are many things to think about when we are looking for a job that is right for us. The visual linked below describes a variety of potential jobs and job settings, provides a list of questions to

Friendship Resources

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

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

Good Ways to Touch People at School

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes and shows appropriate ways to touch people at school.

Group Rules

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

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

Handling Rejection

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual talks about what rejection is, gives examples of rejection, and provides ways to handle rejection.

How to Plan a Date

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

There are many things to think about when planning a date such as who you will ask, when and where you will go, how much it will cost, and how you will get to and from the date. The handouts below can

Ingredients for a Successful Relationship

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes the importance of good communication and positive interactions for having successful relationships.

Making Good Choices on the Internet

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual with questions to ask yourself to help you make good choices on the Internet.

Making Good Choices- Female

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support about making good choices for women.

Making Good Choices- Male

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support about making good choices for men.

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