My home, my community: building local inclusion for people with intellectual disability
NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Grant
Carnemolla, P., Robinson, S. & Lay, K. (2021) Towards inclusive cities and social sustainability: a scoping review of initiatives to support the inclusion of people with intellectual disability in civic and social activities. City, Culture and Society, vol 25, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2021.100398
Robinson, S., Carnemolla, P., Lay, K. & Kelly, J. (2022) Involving people with intellectual disability in setting priorities for community inclusion at a local government level. British Journal of Learning Disability https://doi.org/10.1111/bld.12469
This research comprised a review of local inclusion building initiatives in Australia and comparative international countries that help connect people with intellectual disability with their local council and community.
Results of the review were tested for acceptability and appropriateness with people with intellectual disability using accessible methods.
This was the first time our team had completed a literature review and done the analysis as an inclusive team. We learnt a lot.
We wrote two papers – one to describe the review, and the other to describe how much we learned from people with intellectual disability in the second part of the project.
This research was part of a larger ILC Grant led by UTS. The My Home, My Community project is developing new knowledge about how local councils can better plan to include people with intellectual disability in their local communities.
The methods in our study can be used by other people to include people with intellectual disability in reviews.
An easy-read resource for this project is not currently available.