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Parent Coffee and Playgroup

From: 3/2/2012 11:30:00 AM

To: 3/2/2012 1:00:00 PM

First United Methodist Church, 1903 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights
Contact Shannon at 847-788-1138 or kersemeier@sbcglobal.net for additional information.
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Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.