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How do young people with a mild intellectual disability experience life in their neighbourhood? (completed)

  • Period: 2017
  • Status: completed

Young people with a mild intellectual disability increasingly continue to live in a residential neighbourhood. As a result they encounter and experience certain difficulties, but it can be challenging for them to communicate about these difficulties and vulnerabilities, given their disability. This project, led by Stichting Prisma, examines how youngsters and young adults with a mild intellectual disability experience their life in the residential neighbourhood.

Description

In this project, researchers of the Care Ethics chair group work with Stichting Prisma to find ways to help the young people concerned to communicate what life in the neighbourhood means to them.  Using photovoice and shadowing techniques, we follow the young people in their daily life at a Stichting Prisma location. Stichting Prisma is a care organisation for people with an intellectual disability located in the municipality of Loon op Zand. 


What do the young people experience in the neighbourhood and what are their needs? We are working to create visual renditions of what the young people do and experience over the course of an average day, so that they can more easily show their experiences to others. The project results will serve to improve the life of and care for young people with a mild intellectual disability, living in a residential neighbourhood.

Partners

Stichting Prisma

(Co-)financing

This project is part of a series of short-term research projects performed for municipal authorities, within the Gewoon Bijzonder (‘Simply Special’) programme of ZonMw

This project examines how youngsters and young adults with a mild intellectual disability experience their life in a residential neighbourhood.