What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
I am a PhD student at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. My doctoral research focuses on the role of second-generation family members (siblings) in the lives of people with a profound intellectual disability (PID).
What do you hope to achieve?
My hope is that this research will teach us more about the experiences and wishes of adult siblings and the roles that they play in the life of their brother or sister with PID. We can then use that knowledge to investigate how siblings can be involved in ways in which they feel comfortable, thereby optimising the support provided to people with PID by their families.
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