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Quali-TYDES Ireland

Financed by: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Project Number: 09-ECRP-032
Duration: 2010-2013

Quali-TYDES Ireland is led by Dr. Michael Shevlin and Dr. Fiona Smyth at the School of Education, Trinitiy College Dublin. Quali-TYDES is one of a number of research projects operating under the Inclusion, Education and Society research theme in the School.

The Quali-TYDES project aims are to:

  • Explore the aspirations and expectations of young adults with disabilities in 21st Century Europe
  • Find out how local, national and global policies are influencing the lives of young disabled adults in the 21st Century
  • Find out about the resources available to young disabled adults to achieve their goals and what other supports might help
  • Explore how gender, age, sexuality, religion and ethnicity contribute to the aspirations and opportunities of young adults with disabilities
  • Give greater voice to pariticipants in influencing policy and practice.

Project findings and recommendations will be shared locally, nationally and internationally through conferences and publications, and through engagement with local and national government.

The Quali-TYDES Ireland researchers are conducting interviews with young people with disabilities NOW. We would like to hear about: education, barriers/opportunities, successes/problems, important decisions, regrets/dreams, who or what helped...

If you are willing to participate, or for more information, please contact:

Dr. Fiona Smyth
School of Education
Trinity College Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
E-Mail: smythf2@tcd.ie

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