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Lige, Sara - Abstract

The aspect of participatory or emancipatory research with individuals with intellectual disabilities involves matters that demand special attention from the researcher. Consent forms, pictorial forms, questions about competency, and questions about confidentiality are some of the points that can be complex when applying for ethics approval. Conducting emancipatory or participatory research with this population complicates issues of accessibility because of the emphasis on co-research status of the participants and the goal of empowerment. Accessibility must be considered for all aspects of the research, including language, location presentations and dissemination of the findings. Impairment related issues have often been cited as reasons for the questionable research practices with people with intellectual disabilities, as well as a lack of research. It is necessary to develop appropriate research strategies.

In the presentation, we reflect on ethical implications and discuss strategies for communicating the unique nuances of ethical research practices with this population to REBs.

International Award Winners: Chen, S., Faradaji, F., Gaudet, A., Hewapathirane, S., Inskip, J., Mikhail, D., Mills, P., Ramer, L., Simonette, G., Yiu, J.., Zwicker, J.
National Award Winners: Beirnes, K., Bundon, A., Hume, A., Schiarti, V.