What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
In 2020, I completed my doctoral research on participation among adults with visual and severe or profound intellectual disabilities. Within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD, I am now conducting follow-up research on participation, as well as supervising students and researchers who are conducting their own research. I also work as a physiotherapist at Koninklijke Visio for clients with visual and intellectual disabilities.
What do you hope to achieve?
My ambition is to gain a better understanding of participation among people with visual and severe or profound intellectual disabilities. For these people, participation is not a given, which is why we have developed a tool that parents, other relatives and direct carers can use to investigate and identify participation options. The result is that adults with these disabilities get to engage in activities and enjoy experiences that may not usually be offered to them. We plan to research whether this tool can also be used for children and adults with PIMD.
Related research of Gineke