Parenting a Child with an IDD?

The Center for Family and Community Engagement at NC State University is conducting a study about foster care services for youth diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD).

The purpose of the study is to learn about the experiences of foster parents of a child diagnosed with IDD, the challenges faced by foster youth with IDD, and any services that would be helpful for these youth and their foster families.

Foster parents who are caring for a child with IDD, or who have cared for one in the past, are needed to participate in focus groups with a researcher and 4-6 other foster caregivers.

We hope to begin focus groups in June 2017 and hold them throughout the summer. Each group will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and will occur at a time and place convenient for participants. Individuals will receive a $25 gift card for each hour of participation.

To learn more contact Kate Norwalk at [email protected].