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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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"Adulting" can be hard! This handout shows qualities of adults and explains how we should act to be treated like adults.
This booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains death using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
This visual compares one-way (nonreciprocal) and two-way (reciprocal) friendships. This idea can also be applied to crushes and/or romantic relationships.
This handout gives examples of things you can do when you get angry.
This handout can be used to make a plan for what to do when you get angry.
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 uses a volcano to describe how our emotions can escalate.
This handout discusses and gives examples of an appropriate amount of personal space.
This handout describes and shows appropriate ways to touch people at school.
This is a visual support about making good choices for women.
This is a visual support about making good choices for men.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for women.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for men.
"I" statements can be used to share how you feel in a clear and non-confrontational way.
This handout gives suggestions for ways to manage stress. It corresponds to the Tips for Dealing with Stress video.
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.
This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations
This visual describes filters, which help us avoid saying something that we are thinking that might be inappropriate.
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
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
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.