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dc.contributor.authorSparling, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T22:01:45Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T22:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-21
dc.date.submitted2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/23158
dc.description.abstractYouth in transition in the province of British Columbia are individuals aged 14-25 who have IQs below 70. Within the province, youth in transition, or individuals with developmental disabilities, are disadvantaged by the long-standing use of the medical/deficit model. Social injustice is perpetuated by provincial institutions whose policies use a medical/deficit model of assessment and goal setting, such as the school system and adult services under Community Living British Columbia. While there is a desire for change within the province, there has been no model proposed for use. This dissertation used mixed methods, focusing on narrative inquiry and thematic analysis of transcripts. Multiple, in-depth interviews were conducted over a year and a half with ten youth in transition and their families, to assess the Nussbaum Capabilities Approach to Human Development (CAN) as a replacement paradigm to the medical/deficit model. This research demonstrated the following outcomes: 1) the narratives of youth with developmental disabilities constitute knowledge; 2) this knowledge can be used to inform the need for change within our society; 3) experiences of youth with developmental disabilities are impacted by use of a medical/deficit model; 4) CAN reflects the identity that youth in transition create for themselves; and 5) CAN is an appropriate replacement model for use with youth in transition to goal set.
dc.subjectCapabilities Approach
dc.subjectdevelopmental disabilities
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectidentity making
dc.subjectnarrative inquiry
dc.subjecttransition planning
dc.titleA storied life : learning from the voices of youth with developmental disabilities
dc.date.updated2020-04-21T22:01:47Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Social Sciences
dc.degree.levelDoctorate
dc.degree.disciplineCollege of Interdisciplinary Studies


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