This week I want everyone to learn about healthy and positive relationships with their family and friends. I will talk about how it’s okay to have disagreements and what the best way to handle a disagreement is. I have experienced my personal
boundaries getting disrespected and I want to let other people know that you shouldn’t let that happen to you.
Some components of a healthy relationship are good communication, appropriate boundaries, and honesty. These are important in healthy relationships because friends and family will not trust you if you don’t practice these skills. It is important to
respect each other and also know that you make each other better
Having the same likes with your friends and even the same dislikes will make it easy to find things to do together. This will build a bond between people.
It is okay to disagree on things as long as both of the people discuss their feelings appropriately.
Some examples of what not to do in a relationship are: making fun of someone, not having fun when you’re around the other person, and having negative behavior.
You should enjoy each others company and have fun and be happy.
Our authors consist of staff and clients from ADS.
Testimonials from clients, parents and staff...
10/16/15 - "We were so touched at how polite and warm and grateful all the kids, and staff, were. All of them introduced themselves with handshakes and smiles! We would love to be a regular field trip spot! And of course the animals love being spoiled by them too! We are available anytime for visits!" - Community Partner
10/8/15 - "This is the best place my son has ever attended! The staff is awesome and he calls the other clients his friends. Keep up the great effort!"- A parent
7/7/15 - "I feel very safe and you guys always have activities for us to do." - A client
4/29/15 - "It has improved my son's behavior and we are glad he has a great time there!" - A Family
4/14/15 - "I enjoy cooking, having friends, going on outings and out to eat." - A client
11/18/14 - "Staff treat her nicely. She likes helping with cooking, baking and cleaning. She enjoys the community outings." - A Caregiver
11/6/14 - "My son is so much happier! He is making great progress in all areas of his life, i.e. getting his thoughts out." A Parent
10/4/14 - "I love the program and all the staff members and clients." - A Client
9/10/14 - "I get to see what everyone in the community is doing." - A Guest
9/3/14 - "The food was awesome!" - A Guest
Websites to find great recipes for your young adults:
Mrs. Brown's Classroom
Speaking of Speech
Your Special Chef