Connection with practice
One of the ways the AWVB unites practice and scientific research is by supporting ‘science practitioners’. Science practitioners combine working in healthcare (as a therapist, for example) with conducting research or pursuing a PhD at Tilburg University. Moreover, as an alternative to simply asking experts-by-experience with intellectual disabilities for their input, experts-by-experience work with us as co-researchers.
The AWVB translates findings from research into accessible resources for healthcare practice and education. These resources range from digital tools and videos to factsheets, and from methods and manuals to training courses to educational modules. We also organise meetings to disseminate current research findings, allowing people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and current and future healthcare professionals to apply research to their daily lives.