Help the University of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation understand more about the experiences of individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community!
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are seeking to understand the experiences of individuals with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability within, and outside of, the Jewish Community, as they relate to the difficulties of transitioning to adulthood. They have created a Qualtrics survey with a few questions regarding the programs, services and activities within and outside of the Jewish Community and how they do, or do not, support individuals with disability living in the community who are transitioning into various stages of adulthood (ages 16-30). This Qualtrics survey is also asking for your help in participating in virtual focus group sessions. This Qualtrics survey and the resulting focus group sessions are the result of a community enrichment project through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. They are committed to learning more about the needs of individuals with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities in the Jewish Community and addressing those needs.
To qualify you must be 1) an individual (young adult) with a physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability within the ages of (18-30), or 2) the parent/caregiver of a young adult with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability within the ages of (16-30), or 3) a representative of a community organization in the Jewish Community of Greater Pittsburgh.
Below is a link to a brief (5 minute) Qualtrics survey. At the end of the survey, you will be asked to provide information for consideration of participation in one virtual focus group session with 5-6 of your peers. During the focus group session, you will be asked specific questions about what programs, activities, and services support the transition for a young adult with a disability to adulthood and your experiences with them, as well as if there are any resources you feel are missing that could provide additional support.
Researchers hope to learn more about the challenges faced by young adults with disabilities, parents/caregivers of young adults with disabilities, and community organizations so we can develop action plans to help serve this population. Participants in the virtual focus group sessions will be compensated $10.00 with a University-approved prepaid debit card.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Dr. Roxanna Bendixen: Phone: (412) 383-6603
QUALTRICS LINK: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.