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Fostering Inclusion and Empowerment of Aging Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities in a Community University Art Hive Context

Date & time
Thursday, March 14, 2024
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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Laurel Young, Shannon Hebblethwaite and Bing-Yi


This event is free





This study explored perspectives and social needs of aging adults with IDD as expressed by them through actions, words, music, and art that they shared in a university community Art Hive. Using collaborative and participatory methods, this research contextualizes the Art Hive as a place of social, creative, and relational engagement and inclusion. Embracing a philosophical approach of Empowered Aging enhanced participants’ sense of belonging, agency, and inclusion. Discussion will integrate insights revealed due to the disruption of this project because of the pandemic, reflect on challenges and potential solutions, and explore opportunities for policy development and social change.

Webinar presented in collaboration with CREGES and the Luc Maurice Foundation.


Laurel Young
PhD, regular researcher, CREGÉS
associate director, engAGE – Concordia's Centre for Research on Aging

Shannon Hebblethwaite
PhD, regular researcher, CREGÉS

PhD, LTA lecturer, visiting scholar, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies


engAGE – Concordia's Centre for Research on Aging
Fondation Luc Maurice

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