A Program for Developing Healthy Relationships, Good Boundaries and Awesome Social Skills

  • Presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
  • Based on the Circles Program developed by James Stanfield, Stanfield Publishing Group

Relationshapes will focus on relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and friends. Students will learn the core concepts of social and relationship boundaries, interpersonal skills, and relationship-specific social skills. Students will focus on family and school interactions. Long time DSANV collaborator Beth Henry will continue to teach the class.

The next offering of Relationshapes will meet Thursdays at 6:30 pm, on the following days: September 30. October 7,14,21,28 and November 4. Suggested for ages 12 and up.

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A previous group of Relationshape students were able to show off their awesome social skills at the DSANV Volunteer Appreciation Event February 2019. Students helped check in guests and meet and mingle with honorees. 

Relationshape Virtual Activities were developed for students who have taken the class and want to reinforce the concepts from the Circles Curriculum. Also, individuals who haven’t taken the Relationshape class are welcome to work on the activities. Here is a overview that introduces the concepts of the Relationshapes class.

This program is generously sponsored by a grant from McLean Community Foundation

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