Call for Participants: Study on Experiences of Black/African American Siblings When One Sibling Has Intellectual Disability



My name is Shaquinta Richardson and I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.

I am conducting a dissertation study to explore the experiences of Black/African American siblings related to race and gender when one sibling has an intellectual disability.  This study aims to better understand how siblings interact with one another and how they have been socialized within their families, community, and society regarding race, gender, and dis/ability.  Participants will be interviewed three (3) times for approximately 2 hours (120 minutes), and will participate in an activity within the community with the accompaniment of the researcher.  Additionally, the participants will take photographs of places and things within their community to discuss with the researcher.  This study is under the direction of Dr. Zolinda Stoneman (

Criteria for participation:

  • Must identify as Black/African American
  • Be a person with an intellectual disability with a sibling of the same gender


  • Be a sibling of a person with an intellectual disability of the same gender
  • Be 18 to 35 years old
  • Lived in the southeast part of the US for the majority of life (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi)

Participants will be compensated for their time by being provided with a meal during each interview and activity.

Thank you for your consideration!

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