Looking For Research Participants Who Have Lived In Nursing Homes

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation

disparities among people with disabilities.

Currently, we are collaborating with six Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers across the nation to learn about participation disparities experienced by people with disabilities who moved out nursing homes.

We are looking for 50 people with disabilities to help us with the study. Participants will be asked to be part of one 90-minute interview to talk about their experience with living in the community after transitioning out of institutions.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please contact the research team at

312-996-9655. Please mention that you are interested in the "ADA study."

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Principal Investigator: Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L

In order to participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • have a disability as defined by the ADA
  • age 18-64
  • have lived in an institution (e.g., public nursing home, institution for mental disease, intermediate care facility, or large group home)
  • currently close to moving out of an institution OR have transitioned out of an institution within the past 18 months

All participants will receive a

$25 gift card for completing the interview.