Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dissertation: What Works?


With my dissertation supervisors, Ginny Belden-Charles from the Taos Institute, and Jasmina Sermijn, from VUB.

My dissertation, What Works? Stories of Successful Leadership in the lives, groups and communities of people with intellectual disabilities, can be downloaded here:


You can watch the dissertation defence here.

You can watch the dissertation being awarded here.

One of the updates for my self advocate collaborators is here.

The final update presentation for the research was given at TASH in Atlanta, in Dec. 2017 and is here.  

Sometime in 2018 there will be an online discussion of some of the dissertation that will be recorded and posted here.

I recently became a Taos Institute scholar – which makes me feel very humble given the company!

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In Brussels with family, friends, other PhD candidates and Taos faculty.




What Works? our presentation on leadership and people who have been labelled with ID, for TASH 2017 in Atlanta

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