International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Outlines of an architecture of a service oriented to the development of skills of persons with and without disabilities
An innovative practice experience of inclusive research in Italians public services

Antonio Iudici, Lorena Trabattoni, Alessia Strada, Cristina Degiorgi, Marisa Priori, Silvia de Aloe

Usually, university research has focused its efforts on criteria such as validity, reliability and objectivity that reflect the idea of the “mechanistic" man. The trend that was generated by this has led to the exclusion of those categories that may not be subject to such conditions, in particular, so-called vulnerable people such as women, children, and people with disabilities. With the development of different approaches to knowledge, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the ability to discuss traditional approaches and the opening up of new knowledge possibilities. Despite many studies, although designed to give a voice, they still reflect the limitations and mindset of the traditional approach. For example, research is often conducted on people with disabilities but through the caregiver, or through proxy advisory professionals. Another indicator of the old tradition of research is the partial absence of studies that involved researchers and vulnerable according to a “symmetric approach”. This work intends to present a municipal service built in co-design between different subjects, in which university research, practical experience of social services, schools, voluntary associations and social cooperatives, cooperate in a way non-hierarchical, in accordance with the references of the "inclusive research".

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