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Growing Up and Looking Forward (GULF) - Young people with bodily impairments in transitions

The purpose of this project is to obtain new knowledge about adequate ways of collaboration between youths, their parents, and service providers in health- and welfare services in transition to adult life.

About the project

Research documents that two out of three young people with disabilities do not participate in ordinary work life.  Youths with physical impairments in transitions to adulthood, are faced with more and other types of challenges compared to youths without physical impairments. NGOs’ report that this age group want to be heard, that their experiences must to a greater extent be accounted for in planning for transition to adulthood.  The goal of the project is to contribute with new understanding and relevant knowledge for professional practice that can be implemented without great expense and improve the service provision throughout the transition from youth to adult life. The project will gather data from youth and young adults about how life is as ‘soon an adult’, and what they think is adequate support from the service providers in this transition. In addition, service providers will be interviewed.  The project has a qualitative research design applying interviews, texts, dairies or other forma of self-reporting documents as analytical data resources.

The project consists of three independent projects:

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