Peszeki Dorina:

Research to support participatory approach, self – advocacy and easy-to-read communication

2021/1 | #asking affected persons #easy-to-read communication #guardianship #participatory research #self-advocacy #supported decision making | DOI: 10.31287/

The current study presents four ideas that frame an ongoing research program: self-advocacy, the critical analysis of guardianship, participatory research, easy-to-read communication. The research program as a novelty aims contributing to the development of intellectually disabled people’s self-advocacy skills. We implement this by asking them about guardianship. We invited to the research program as a co-researcher, who himself is a resident of a small-town group home and lives under partial guardianship. This is called participatory research in disability studies. The research itself was conducted using an easy-toread communication.