This is the first Swedish long-term study of everyday functioning and participation that includes adolescents with disabilities, including those attending the curriculum in the compulsory school for pupils with intellectual disabilities. The research is based on self-rated longitudinal data. The aim was to study the relationships between individual and environmental factors and participation in a two-time point longitudinal study within the framework provided by the health classification system ICF-CY. Another aim was to study the impact of environmental and individual factors on self-rated participation in adolescents with and without self-reported impairments or long-term health conditions. The project is part of the Research program LoRDIA (Longitudinal Research in Development in Adolescence) at Jönköping University in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. The outcome of the project contributes to illuminate important aspects that affect the experience of participation of young people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Project leader: Frida Lygnegård