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Our Favorite Handouts, Articles, & Links

The items listed below are to help families and individuals with behavior management. 


This worksheet helps you identify triggers. Triggers are activities, items, and even people who change your mood. Being able to identify your triggers is helpful because if you know them, you can avoid them and use your coping skills if you come in contact with them. 

So Triggered!

This worksheet helps us identify what is something we have control over and those we do not. The purpose is to show some things occur that are beyond our control and with those situations, we should not overreact and let it affect us in a major way. 

Things I can’t control

Reflecting on your behavior helps you see what changes you can make the next time you are exposed to trigger or a challenging situation. It also helps you celebrate the positive reactions you have and remember to use them the next time. 

Self- Reflection

 

 

These handouts and worksheets are designed to help individuals with emotion regulation and control. Sometimes it is hard to deal with some of our stronger emotions such as anger, anxiety, frustrations, and sadness. These sheets help with understanding and identifying these emotions and developing coping strategies for when they occur. 


This worksheet helps you identify triggers. Triggers are activities, items, and even people who change your mood. Being able to identify your triggers is helpful because if you know them, you can avoid them and use your coping skills if you come in contact with them. 

So Triggered!

This worksheet helps us identify what is something we have control over and those we do not. The purpose is to show some things occur that are beyond our control and with those situations, we should not overreact and let it affect us in a major way. 

Things I can’t control

Reflecting on your behavior helps you see what changes you can make the next time you are exposed to trigger or a challenging situation. It also helps you celebrate the positive reactions you have and remember to use them the next time. 

Self- Reflection

We cannot manage our emotions until we can understand and recognize them. This handout helps with identifying your emotions and how they make you look and feel. 

CADC-Body-Language

Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others. This is a skills that takes time to develop and this activity can help with learning how to recognize how others are feeling. 

CADC-Emotional Bingo

Sometimes we have more than one emotion at once. Sometimes our emotions feel similar but mean different things. This activity helps you pay attention to how emotions make you feel and points out some of the similarities between them. 

CADC-Emotion-Comparison

People let us know how they are feeling by the way their face looks and their body language. This activity lets you figure out how the different animals are feeling and why. 

CADC-Feelings-Origins-Animal-Story

A good way to learn about social cues and body language is through Emotion Charades. Print out these sheets and cards and take turns acting out each emotion. Talk about how your face and body changes for each. 

CADC-Emotion-Charades

These worksheets and handouts are designed to help with learning new life skills to bring individuals closer to independence. 


This handout shares ideas and skills those at a developmental age of about 5 -12 should focus on learning to increase their levels of independence. 

Skills for developmental ages 5-12Checklist

This handout shares ideas and skills those with a developmental age of about 13-18 should focus on learning to increase their independence. 

Tools for Teens Checklist (1)

The internet is a great resource for learning and entertainment, but can also be a tool for exploitation. This handout helps internet and social media users remember how to stay safe when going online. 

CADC Internet Safety

These handouts and worksheets are designed to help you with various activities and events related to future planning. Examples of these activities are transitioning to different grades and programs in schools, IEP meetings, preparing for college, looking into and getting a job, social security benefits, and much more. 


IEP meetings can be intimidating, this handout shares some tips on how to prepare for an upcoming meeting. 

How to Prepare for IEP Meeting (1)

Many parents leave IEP meetings wondering if they asked the right questions. This handout includes some commonly asked questions by parents during their child’s IEP meeting. 

Questions You Should Ask During Your Next IEP Meeting