Friendship, love, sex: let’s talk about it now

Getting to know yourself, others and your own emotions

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 29,7x21

Pages: 110 colourful pages + guide (12 pages)

ISBN: 978-88-590-0281-9

Publication date: 01/05/2013

Suitable for: Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13), Upper secondary 1st level (ages 14-16), Upper secondary 2nd level (ages 17-19)


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The book comes about from the experience of Educational programmes aimed at autonomy by the Italian Association for People with Down Syndrome.  It offers an educational programme on emotions, relationships and sexuality and is specifically aimed at adolescents with intellectual disabilities, but it can also be used by all adolescents who are experimenting with their bodies the changes that growing up entails, and who are experiencing their first friendship and love relationships.
This book of activities is designed to be used directly by the adolescent; it is rich in colour pictures and offers stimulating, fun exercises and games which, by using a playful approach, allow adolescents to:
– get to know themselves
– get to know others
– get to know their own emotions
– get to know their own bodies.


– How men and women are made
– Making love
– Touch and be touch: when and with whom
– Love and friendship
– The relationship between boys and girls
– The couple and the marriage
– Barbara and Davide’s questions

Workshops for autonomy

The series comes from the experiences of “Programmes for teaching autonomy” led by the AIPD (Italian Association for people with Down Syndrome). Each book offers materials, activities and exercises for teaching the basics of autonomy to children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.  All the books, which are written using easy-to-understand language and are colour illustrated, come with a handy guide for educators and parents. As Anna Contardi affirms «We have been working at improving people's autonomy for 25 years. We have achieved excellent results. For example, we have managed to teach youngsters with serious intellectual disabilities, who are unable to read or write, to take public transport, handle money, take care of their personal hygiene, do housework and cook».

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Friendship, love, sex: let’s talk about it now

Getting to know yourself, others and your own emotions

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