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My Rules for Conversation

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes guidelines to follow when having conversations with others.

Qualities of an Adult

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

"Adulting" can be hard! This handout shows qualities of adults and explains how we should act to be treated like adults.

Health Care Transition Resources

Author: Ann Garcia and Grace O'Connor - Patient Advocates, Adult Down Syndrome Center

The resources below can be used by individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers, and their health care providers during the transition from pediatric to adult health care.  G

One-Way and Two-Way Friendships

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual compares one-way (nonreciprocal) and two-way (reciprocal) friendships. This idea can also be applied to crushes and/or romantic relationships.

Plan for When I'm Angry

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout can be used to make a plan for what to do when you get angry.

Strategies to Control My Anger

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout gives examples of things you can do when you get angry.

Body Changes When Happy

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

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

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.

The Feelings Volcano

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual uses a volcano to describe how our emotions can escalate.

Personal Space

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout discusses and gives examples of an appropriate amount of personal space.

Good Ways to Touch People at School

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

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

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.

Private vs. Public Visual - Male

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for men.

Private vs. Public Visual - Female

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for women.

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.

Conversation Rules Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations

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.

Don't Spread Germs!

Author: Abdul Bilal Khan, MD

This visual shares tips for stopping the spread of germs that make you and others sick.

Tips for Dealing with Stress Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout gives suggestions for ways to manage stress. It corresponds to the Tips for Dealing with Stress video.

The Pattern of Malignancies in Down Syndrome and Its Potential Context with the Immune System

Author: Satge & Seidel - Frontiers in Immunology (2018)

Abstract The immune surveillance theory of cancer posits that the body's immune system detects and destroys randomly occurring malignant cells. This theory is based on the observation of the i

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

Tips for Dealing with Stress Video

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

We  all  experience stress in our lives. What causes stress and how stress is managed varies from person-to-person. In the video below, Cindy and Nora describe stress and share tips

Rate of Urinary Retention in Adults with Down Syndrome

Author: Chicoine & Sulo - Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (2015)

Abstract Purpose:  Down syndrome (DS) is associated with a higher incidence of many medical conditions, but little information regarding urinary retention exists. We assessed the urinary rete

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