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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

How to Plan a Date

September 2023 | 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 help us learn how to plan a date. 

How to Plan a Date opens in new window

In this resource, Cristina and Jacob walk through the steps of planning a date. 



Planning a Date Summary Sheet opens in new window

This resource has the main questions to ask when planning a date. It can be filled out when you are planning a date. 



Here is the completed summary sheet for Cristina and Jacob's date opens in new window.


Additional resources for individuals with Down syndrome are available in the Puberty, Sexual Health, and Relationships section and Social Skills section of our Resource Library.

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