On the Right Side of History: Community-Based Participatory Research and People with Developmental Disabilities

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Abstract

Community-based participatory research fosters more socially just and higher quality science. Strong collaborations between scientists and community members with developmental disabilities throughout all phases of research allows scientists to draw on insights into lived experiences to create research that is increasingly innovative, holistic, accurate, and accessible. These dynamics engender greater feelings of respect among research populations thereby encouraging their research participation; they also promote research better able to lead to knowledge translation. Equally as important, community-based participatory research helps scientists avoid pursuing research that is harmful to people with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Developmental Disorders Reports
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Disability rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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