This article describes a participatory action research project on poverty and disability, and presents the perspectives of both non-disabled and developmentally disabled people involved in the project. During the study, control of the research agenda was shared to varying degrees in accordance with the needs and desires of the members of an advisory committee of low-income, developmentally disabled people. The authors discuss their successes and challenges enacting participatory action research principles, in the hopes of enabling future researchers to be more inclusive of developmentally disabled people in their work.
Buettgen, A., Richardson, J., Beckman, K., Richardson, K., Ward, M., & Riemer, M. (2012). We did it together: a participatory action research study on poverty and disability. Disability & Society, 27(5), 603-616. Full Text.