Digital storytelling: An intervention model for inclusion and capacity building among youth with developmental disabilities

Summary: 
Do you want to make a short film? Do you want to learn video editing, audio, and multimedia skills? We are recruiting participants for this project to understand experiences facing life transitions by creating a digital story. Digital stories are short films. Participants use images, words, and music to create a 2-5 minute video about a life event. No previous video skills are needed.

Researchers: 
Kathleen Sitter, PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Who can participate: 
Self-identify as a person with a developmental disability
Between ages 18-30 potentially facing a change in school, work, and/or community living in the next 12-24 monthsOver the age of 30 and would like to make a digital story about a life transition they had as a young adult in the areas of education, living, or employment
Live in Canada

What’s involved: 
The workshop includes six online sessions over a one month period. Each sessions is two hours long. Workshops will take place between July 2021-May 2022, depending on enrollment.

Compensation:
Participants will receive a $25 gift card, and a digital copy of their digital story

Interested in participating:  
If you have any questions please email youthdigitalstories@gmail.com OR kcsitter@ucalgary.ca

Deadline:
April 30, 2022