ConnectABILITY

Recruiting study participants: Belonging for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities

A research team at the University of Toronto is looking for participants for a study called Pathways to Belonging. The research team includes university researchers, university students, young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), family members of young adults with IDD and people who work in community organizations to support young adults with IDD.

The goal of this study is to understand how young adults with IDD come to feel like they belong or don’t belong in their communities. The research team is interested in the perspective of young adults, family members and service providers.

People in the following 3 groups can participate in the study:

  • Young Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Family Members (over 18) of a young adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities between ages 18 and 35
  • Staff and Volunteers (over 18) in organizations that provide services to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities between ages 18 and 35

Participants who are young adults will be asked to do 2 interviews. Participants who are family members or service providers will be asked to do 1 interview. 
More information about who can participate and how to participate can be found in the attached recruitment posters and on their website: https://pathwaystobelonging.ca/

If you have any questions, you can contact the Project Coordinator, Yi Wen Shao, at pathwaystobelonging@utoronto.ca  or call 416-978-1257.

See flyers for details.

Yound Adult Flyer

Family Member Recruitment