Our 22-26 week DBT-based program for adults with intellectual disabilities is an innovative, long term approach to building emotional health alongside skilled socialisation. This course covers:
- The four modules of traditional DBT (emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills) delivered respectfully at an accessible level, tailored to each individual
- Life Skills especially in the context of public health concerns; hands-on skills such as meal planning, shopping, prepping, interacting in public, managing money personal care
- Self advocacy, understanding the differences between friends, family and strangers, social media and online citizenship, skilled socialisation
- Optional dating and sexuality module (PEERS program); Dating do’s and don’ts, accepting rejection, choosing appropriate partners, letting someone know you like them, dealing with pressure from partners and more.