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Thriving with Intellectual Disability: A Photo-elicitation Study

What’s this project about?

We are interested in learning about what thriving, or being one’s “best self,” means for teens with intellectual disability and their families. 

The potential to thrive is a human right that should be afforded to all people. We want to shine a light on all the ways that thriving can look for teens with intellectual disabilities. We want to find out what the ‘best self’ looks like!

What does participation involve?

Canadian youth and parents can participate. This study involves sharing photos that people have already taken, and participating in one virtual interview with a researcher. All aspects of this study will be conducted online. Compensation is provided.

Who can be involved?

We are looking for teens (12 – 18 years of age) with Intellectual Disability.

Want to know more about this project?

For more information, please contact Annie Mills at, or Dr. Jonathan Weiss, Principal Investigator on the study, at

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.