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Perspectives in Change
SCE LifeWorks has partnered with research and education institutions and government and community organizations to discover and demonstrate important information and best practises in the field.

Perspectives in Change is a grassroots participatory action research project. This study is privately funded by an anonymous foundation seeking to further the enhancement of lives of adults with intellectual disabilities through action research and community based change. The research focus is on issues and opportunities supporting broader participation in work, life and community for adults with intellectual disabilities. The Research purpose is to identify key issues that affect the provision of community-based supports and services to adults with intellectual disabilities in work and community participation, and to develop an action plan for addressing these issues— fostering positive change. Of particular interest is the identification of factors that determine successful employment for adults with intellectual disabilities, and how this knowledge could result in more successful marketing of supported employment in general, as well as more successful supported employment experiences in particular.

Perspectives in
Change Final
Highlights Report - Phase I

(21 pages, 594 KB)

Perspectives in
Change Final
Report - Phase I

(74 pages; 821 KB)

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Perspectives in Change

Phase I: January 2002 - October 2003;

Phase II: April 2004 - December 2005

· SCE LifeWorks
· Network South
· Continuity Care
· ACL Winnipeg
· Dr. Zana Lutfiyya of
the Department of
Education, University
of Manitoba
· Dr. Jennifer Mactavish
of the Health, Leisure
and Human
Research Institute
· Dr. Christine Blais of
the Health, Leisure
and Human
Research Institute

Project Coordinators: Elizabeth Gamble
(Phase I);

Karen Schwartz
(Phase II)