Guidelines for Research in the Area of Intellectual Disability

Aim

To guide people interested in conducting research in the field of intellectual disability, including how to include people with intellectual disability themselves and suggestions for easy-read formats.

Benefits

Research guidelines are often not tailored to inclusive research for people with intellectual disability. This paper suggests different models of how this may occur.

Summary

Research in the area of Intellectual Disability is limited. 

To address this, these guidelines seek to draw on expert knowledge to help highlight ways that people with intellectual disability and their carers can be included in research processes. The guidelines also focus on how to adapt methods and materials to reflect the needs of people with intellectual disability.

Background

This initiative is the result of members of the Research and Development Subcommittee of the Intellectual Disability Network. Membership includes carers, clinical staff across Local Health Districts, and academics.

Partnerships

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

An evaluation will be undertaken as new evidence and material becomes available.

Related Initiatives

Catalogue of Research in Intellectual Disability

Further Details

Contact

Tracey Szanto
Manager, Intellectual Disability
tracey.szanto@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4632

Chris Shipway
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
chris.shipway@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4603

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Tracey Szanto
Manager, Intellectual Disability
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02 9464 4632
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