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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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When we talk about emotions during our social skills groups for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, we explain that it is ok to feel any emotion; however, it is not ok to have negative
This visual handout shares activities you can do to help yourself calm down.
"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
Several endocrine conditions , including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), are more common in people with Down syndrome compared to people without Down syndrome. Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Tirosint
This handout describes strategies that we can use to help us calm down when we are angry, anxious, or stressed.
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 visual shares information about managing emotions with pictures of a woman.
This visual shares information about managing emotions with pictures of a man.
This handout gives suggestions for ways to manage stress. It corresponds to the Tips for Dealing with Stress video.
This visual shows pictures of different emotions we might feel.
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.