ACC Living with an Intellectual Disability
The Academic Collaborative Center Living with an intellectual disability was founded by Prof. Petri Embregts. Under the direction of Prof. Embregts, the Academic Collaborative Center tries to find answers to questions of people with intellectual disabilities, their relatives, and their support professionals.
By working closely together with all these stakeholders, researchers combine their own scientific knowledge with both experiential knowledge (i.e., people with intellectual disabilities and their relatives) and crucial insights from the professional field. In doing so, we build new connections between science, practice, and education for the development and sharing of knowledge.
Our research projects result in the development of valuable new insights that contribute to the quality of life and care for people with intellectual disabilities. We firmly embed these findings in both practice and education, thus empowering people with intellectual disabilities, their relatives, and support professionals.
How do we support people with intellectual disabilities gain more self-determination and autonomy? How should we deal with challenging behavior? And how can support staff, psychologists, and healthcare organizations provide the best possible care? These are the kinds of questions we want to answer within the Academic Collaborative Center Living with an intellectual disability.
Our research projects are centered around five themes:
- Self-determination & experiential expertise
- Quality care & professional support
Knowledge exchange within Tranzo is important: - Symposia - Promotions and inaugurations