Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Furthering Positive Futures for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Longitudinal Investigation

Multi-ethnic group of children on playground, ages 7 to 9. Girl sitting on slide has down syndrome.

Youth with intellectual disabilities form a high-risk population with increased vulnerability to difficulties with school adaptation and with participating in their community, as well as multiple psychosocial issues. This project will investigate the benefits of school life and physical activity for the well-being and positive development of students with mild and moderate intellectual disability.

Researchers: Professor Alexandre Morin, Professor Rhonda Craven, Dr Danielle Tracey (UWS), Professor Christophe Maiano (University of Quebec-Outaouis)
Start Date: 1 January 2014
End Date: 14 January 2017
Funding Body: ARC Discovery Grant

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