The investigation of the unexplored and unique knowledge, as well as the special resources possessed by children and youths with mobility disabilities, has been organized in three parallel sub-projects, all of which have children’s and youths’ own perspectives as their primary focus.
Sub-project 1: The everyday life of children and youths (by PhD student Emil Søbjerg Falster)
Through reports from and research with children and youths with mobility disabilities, the project aims to explore the challenges, opportunities and visions of everyday life in order to ensure quality of life, equal participation, social inclusion and independence.
Sub-project 2: Resource potentials of mobility disability (by Postdoc Signe Fjordside)
The project investigates the special resources that children and youths with mobility disabilities develop, and how these resources can be better recognized and supported. In the first phase of the sub-project, 30 children and youths and 20 adults with mobility disabilities, as well as 20 professionals will be invited to participate in future-oriented workshops intended to investigate people with mobility disabilities and their potential resources. This will be supplemented by individual interviews. In the second phase, a course will be held for children and youths, accompanied by their parents and/or assistants, in order to teach them to identify and communicate their special resources as a basis for creating the necessary changes in everyday life institutions.
Sub-project 3: The everyday life and special resources of children and youths with mobility disabilities - a window to future challenges and opportunities for people with mobility disabilities (by Professor (MSO) Hanne Warming)
In this project, children and youths are used as a sociological lens. Based on the findings from sub-projects 1 and 2, the project’s point of departure is the question of what we can learn about future challenges and opportunities for people with mobility disabilities. Thus, the three sub-projects together contribute to a broader recognition of the special knowledge and resources possessed by children and youths.