This inclusive research project aims to understand how young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) find their own pathways to belonging and meaning in their daily lives
[Image description: A photograph of young adults with IDD working on arts and crafts. The acronym “P2B” in orange text and white text reading “This inclusive research project aims to understand how young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) find their own pathways to belonging and meaning in their daily lives” lies over this photo.]
Moving Beyond Inclusion
One of the aims for the P2B project is to show that there are different pathways that young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) take to find their sense of belonging in places and/or with people. Our team also wants to move beyond just including young adults with IDD in our research table. We acknowledge that the lived experiences of young adults with IDD make them the experts in improving their own quality of life, which is why our young adult consultants lead the way through their participation in every step of the research process!
[Image description: Three roads coloured blue, orange, and pink turning into arrows that point in different directions.]
[Image description: An orange location pin with blue outlines of three people hugging in the centre.]
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Read about how we understand pathways
Explore the concept of belonging
Learn about inclusive research
P2B would like to acknowledge the Social Sciences Health Research Council for the SSHRC Insight grant, enabling us to conduct our research. Our team would also like to thank Lawson Ministries for providing us with the photographs shown on the website.