Call for Participants: Thriving with Intellectual Disability Study

York University researchers Annie Mills, who is a PhD student of clinical-developmental psychology with the Faculty of Health in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Jonathan Weiss, her supervisor, are conducting an online study exploring what “thriving” means for teens, ages 12 to 18 with an intellectual disability, and their parents.

The study involves sharing photos and participating in a virtual interview. The goal is to learn from teens what being their “best self” means to them.

The researchers have reached out to organizations, like Community Living Huntsville, and asked us to share information about the research study, in case area teens and families are interested in participating.

Here are the details:

What is the research study called?

It is called Thriving with Intellectual Disability – A Phot0-elicitation Study

Who are the researchers interested in hearing from?

They are looking for teens, ages 12 to 18 years old with an intellectual disability, to participate in an online photography study

What is the research about?

Researchers are interested in learning about what “thriving”, or being one’s “best self”, means for youth with intellectual disability, and their families

What does participation involve?

Canadian youth and parents can participate. This study involves sharing photos and participating in a virtual interview with a researcher. All aspects of this study will be conducted online.

I’m interested! What’s next?

For more information, contact Annie Mills at or Dr. Jonathan Weiss, principal investigator on the study, at

Space is limited, so families will be contacted on a first come, first served basis, according to the researchers.

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