The Centre for Disability Studies is committed to the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of our work.
One important way we do this is through our Inclusive Research Network (IRN). This is a group of people with intellectual disabilities who work as co-researchers alongside other CDS staff. The IRN has completed a wide range of projects. Currently they are co-designing and conducting a major Australian Research Council study, which will investigate how effectively the NDIS is supporting people with intellectual disabilites. The IRN can also provide consultation services to government, businesses, and service providers.
Find out more about the Inclusive Research Network, if you are interested either in joining as a researcher, or hiring their services for your organisation.