Current Research Projects

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment – TYDE

Find out more at The TYDE Project is a research project of key partners committed to improving the employment outcomes of transitioning youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or autism spectrum (ASD) disorder in BC. This important and timely initiative aligns with Provincial priorities to enhance and foster the inclusion and citizenship of youth with […]

Sex, Lies & Citizenship

Sex, Lies & Citizenship is a community-based participatory theatre project focused on improving sexual health knowledge and positive sexuality among self advocates. The research questions guiding this project are: 1) What are self advocates’ experiences of learning about sexual health and sexuality? 2) What information is needed to achieve successful sexual health education and positive sexuality? […]

How can families engage in safe and active recreation with their children living with autism spectrum disorders?

*New Project Announcement, September 2016 The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is pleased to partner with Dr. Lise Olsen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health & Social Development, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, on this project. The overall goal of this project is to develop understanding about the factors influencing how families can […]

Ready, Willing & Able National Evaluation, 2015 – 2017

Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) and their member organizations. Funded by the Government of Canada and active in 20 communities across the country, RWA is designed to increase the labour force participation of people with intellectual […]

Disability Information and Curriculum for Genetic Counselling

Genetic counselling has emerged as a key profession with the advent of widespread genetic testing and is the key vehicle through which information is transmitted to prospective parents when a disability related trait is identified. This proposed 4 year study, in partnership with the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors […]

Transitions to Adulthood as Goal-directed Projects for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

The purpose of this three year research project is to identify and describe the naturally occurring processes between parents of young adults with intellectual disability as they navigate the transition to adulthood. This study focuses on describing how parents co-construct the transition to adulthood for their son or daughter with intellectual disability. The qualitative action […]