In the picture: Perspectives of young people with cognitive disability on rural and regional life

Sally Robinson, Karen R. Fisher, Malcolm Hill, Anne Graham

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This chapter focuses on better understanding what matters to young people with cognitive disability about living in regional Australia. Building a sense of belonging and connection in regional and rural communities may rely in part on recognizing the diversity of people with cognitive disability. Research with young people without disability, particularly in rural areas, identifies mixed and sometimes conflicting experiences of inclusion and exclusion in their communities. The intersection of regionality with the relationships of young people with family, friends and support workers can be seen in several ways. A connection can be made between regionality and agency in the young people's reflections. The impact of living in a regional community on young people's participation was felt by them in both positive and negative ways. The capacity to manage the ways in which the places and spaces are navigated may be a key to supporting a sense of belonging for young people with cognitive disability
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisability and Rurality
Subtitle of host publicationIdentity, Gender and Belonging
EditorsKaren Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317150312, 9781315577340
ISBN (Print)9781472454843
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


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