The findings from an ARC research project I was a part of (2016-2019) imply that to promote quality relationships between people with disability and their paid support workers, organisations must create the practice conditions for recognition, respond to misrecognition, and encourage practices that make room for initiative and change within the paid relationship. Findings that continue to resonate in research projects I’m currently doing in the space of #therapeutichorticulture also.
The project from which the article is written looks at the relationship between young people with cognitive disability and their paid support workers.
Here’s the link for article.
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*In loving memory of JAIMSIE SPEEDING – co researcher with disability – who taught me so much about the lived experiences of people with disability and shaped my work in so many ways. I miss you as a friend and colleague every single day. You have shaped my work and it’s underlying ethos in so many ways and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for that. I miss you!