Research Survey: Perspective of families with children with intellectual disability about self-determination

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre research project.

Colleagues from the University of Navarra and University of Warwick are conducting research about people aged 15-40 with intellectual disability and self determination.

Self-determination is a combination of attitudes and abilities that lead people to set goals for themselves, and to take the initiative to reach these goals. It means making their own choices, learning to effectively solve problems, and taking control and responsibility for one’s life.

The survey is designed to learn more about parents’ and carers’ perspectives on this issue.

More information on the survey and access to it can be found at


About The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

The Autism Centre is part of the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion within the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. The Autism Centre promotes a view of autism as a different way of being. Whilst many people may live happy and accomplished lives with autism, different ways of being can challenge and confuse others. To help with understanding The Autism Centre delivers accredited courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Its team of academics engage with research and consultancy and publish widely on the autism spectrum and disability.
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