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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
According to the Special Olympics website, "MyHealth is an online hub for health education resources geared towards Special Olympics athletes and other people with intellectual disabilities t
321go! is a resource provided by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). The guide is "a fun and easy set of 3 daily goals and 21 challenges that can help you make healthy choices"
We often encourage individuals with Down syndrome who come to our clinic to drink more water. This recommendation can be interpreted in different ways. One individual with Down syndrome who heard this
This handout can be used to mark off how much water you drink each day.
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what drinks to consume everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what foods to eat everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
This visual shows steps to take to have a healthy pace for eating. Take a bite, put the fork down, chew 5-10 times, swallow the food, take a small drink, pick up your fork and start all over.
This handout provides 6 ways to make healthier choices for meals. Eating healthy meals helps us do our best at home, school, work, and in the community.
This handout provides suggestions and images of healthy snacks.
This handout describes strategies that we can use to help us calm down when we are angry, anxious, or stressed.
This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.
This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.
In the video below, Erin shares tips for living a healthy lifestyle. As Erin says, "Living a healthy lifestyle can be really hard," but her tips can help make it easier!
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.
Find recipes for healthy meals that can be made using your microwave! Kylee's Kitchen is a program through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Participants learn basic cooking s
This visual uses a volcano to describe how our emotions can escalate.
This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.
This is a visual support that corresponds to the video on Serving Sizes. It shows you how to estimate serving sizes using your hand as a guide.
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.