The University of Southern Queensland is conducting a study aimed at better understanding the experiences of families faced with future planning for a son or daughter with an intellectual disability.


This study gives all family members (parents, sibling, adults with intellectual disability) an equal opportunity to share their attitudes, beliefs, dreams and challenges for the future. 

USQ is looking for families with parents who are long-term carers of an adult son/daughter with an intellectual disability.  Parents must be aged 65 or older.  We would like to speak with at least three family members (that is, a parent, a son or daughter with intellectual disability, and a sibling of the son or daughter).  Participation would involve being interviewed by a USQ PhD student, as part of her PhD thesis.


If you would like more information or would like to get involved.  Please phone Ms Sonya Winterbotham on (07) 4631 2898 or email