People with a mild intellectual disability: inclusive research lessons

In this paper, we present guidelines for researchers working with individuals with mild intellectual disability (MID) based on the challenges and learnings from our University of Wollongong (UOW) Community Engagement Grant (2010) project where we collaborated with representatives from the Disability Sector, Cancer Council NSW and the vulnerable community of people with MID to overcome the difficulties that they face in interpreting mainstream cancer prevention messaging and take ownership of their skin cancer checking behaviour by using co-created resources that could be easily understood and acted upon by the target audience.


It is heartening to see that the rights of people with disabilities, who have forever been discriminated against and marginalized by society, have, as a community and more importantly as indivuals, been formally recognised globally and in...

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