Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

Have Intellectual Disability? Co-author Wanted!

Posted • Last updated


Open to Provincial Region

Last updated

Opportunity Purpose
Members of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) is seeking to publish an Information/Education Paper (IEP) that seeks to promote an active lifestyle among older adults with intellectual disability (ID). Lived experiences with ID is greatly appreciated to make this IEP more relevant. Patient/care partners are welcome to provide inputs as co-authors.

What’s Involved
A two-page draft is being prepared, which addresses the role of health professionals, care partners, and individuals with intellectual disability to create an “active lifestyle plan.” Patient partners are invited to review and edit Word document, which contains some step-by-step guidance and a simple fact sheet, through email exchanges followed by an optional Zoom call. Other methods of providing inputs are also welcome.

Health Categories
Cognitive impairment
Other Brains and Nerves
Environmental factors
Exercise and Physical Fitness
Other General Health
Other Mental Health

Learn more at REACH BC

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.