Working with her team of students, Dr. Stewart has a multi-level research project in three key areas:
Social Justice: Those that are living with FASD can experience many challenges across their lifespan. Some of these challenges are a result of the disability itself (physical and cognitive) and others are a result of the ways in which the disability is framed and understood by others. These understandings have significant impacts on the lives of those who have FASD as well as their families and caregivers. This section will highlight how research is being framed and applied to address the social justice disparities that can surround FASD.
The Lived Experience: This project includes collaborations in BC and Saskatchewan that focus on the lived experiences of people with FASD with attention to the need for life-long supports and experiences of receiving diagnosis. Contact us for infographics available free of charge. Data collection is ongoing.
Strengths-Based approaches: This pilot project uses strengths-based approach to understanding FASD. The project uses improvisation to explored key issues facing people who have FASD. Preliminary findings will be released in Fall 2016 (including tools such as sleep aids). Contact us for a copy of research infographic.