Friendships do not always occur easily, and many parents find that they need to play an active role in planning and supporting friendships for their child with Down syndrome. Participation in Drama, Sport and other leisure activities can also expand your child’s circle of friends beyond school.
Articles and Information
Social Development for Individuals with Down syndrome – an overview by Sue Buckley, Gillian Bird and Ben Sacks
Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Right to Know series Module One – Friendships – Feelings 1 and 2
Book About Me (Boy and Girl)
Helping Your Child Develop Social Skills – a self-training package containing a manual, video and CD-ROM
Robinson-Tafft, Pier and Susan Jones Friendships Training Program
Bunnet, Rochelle Friends at School
Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer My Friend Has Down Syndrome
Senisi, Ellen B. All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!
Woloson, Eliza My Friend Isabelle