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Terri Couwenhoven

Boyfriends + Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities

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Catalog No. 29029

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Everyone knows that dipping your toe in the dating pond can be a little intimidating without first seeking some expert advice!

That's exactly what Terri Couwenhoven delivers in her new book written expressly for teens and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Boyfriends + Girlfriends explains the do's and don'ts of dating and validates their normal, age-appropriate desire for companionship and romance.

The book covers the biggest questions and smallest concerns of every would-be dater, including:

... Who is an appropriate dating partner & who is not

... How to read signals & judge whether the interest is mutual

... How to ask someone out on a date

... How to turn down a date

... How to handle rejection

... What sexual feelings are

... How to work through problems in a relationship

... What to do when a relationship is not working

Teens and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities will want this book to explain the dos & don'ts of dating. Written and illustrated for a hi/lo reader, Boyfriends & Girlfriendss is perfect for anyone who is already in a relationship, ready to start one, or still only dreaming about it. The guide is also an informative read for parents, counselors, and other support providers.

Terri Couwenhoven is a sexuality educator who works with people who have intellectual disabilities and Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic of Wisconsin at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

96 pages. 2015

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