Survey about attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities

Update: This survey is now closed.

Thank you to all of you who contributed by completing the survey. The report will be published by mid-2015, and will be made available to all contributors.

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Inclusion International has been working with UCL (University College London) to develop a survey for a study about attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. This is important research and we would encourage our members and friends to participate.

Below is a message from Dr Katrina Scior and Dr Maria Kett at UCL (University College London) with a link to the survey and additional information

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Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to seek your help. We are a multi-national team of researchers working in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability, Inclusion International, IASSID and Special Olympics. We seek to understand current attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities around the globe and efforts to improve these. We are keen to identify what is being done to raise awareness and combat negative attitudes and harmful practices towards people with intellectual disabilities around the globe.

As a representative or expert in the (intellectual) disability field we are keen to hear your thoughts on the situation in your country. Can we ask you kindly to complete a survey that should take around 15 minutes to complete.

The Survey

The survey is in two parts:

  1. General questions about people with intellectual disabilities in your country;
  2. Specific questions relating to efforts to raise awareness and combat negative attitudes and harmful practices relating to people with intellectual disabilities in your country.

All questions relate to both children and adults with intellectual disabilities, unless otherwise specified. You will have the option of completing the survey in English, Arabic, French, German or Spanish (see below).

Please proceed to the survey here

Reporting

All responses will be summarised in a report to be published by mid-2015, and will be made available to all contributors. The findings and examples of good practice will also be reported at a free conference to be held in central London on 16 July 2014, which will be streamed via the internet.

The project has been given full ethical approval by University College London’s ethics committee (Project ID 0960/001).

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We very much appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the project lead at k.scior@nullucl.ac.uk.

The project is funded by the UCL Grand Challenge for Global Health scheme.

Yours sincerely

Dr Katrina Scior   
Senior Lecturer
Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
University College London

Dr Maria Kett
Assistant Director
Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre
University College London

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