Position papers and people with intellectual disabilities
Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Taylor & Francis
School of Arts and Humanities
Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability
This article discusses a scoping review of position papers aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities. It describes the approach taken to conducting the scoping review and the position papers identified, and goes on to explore a range of issues that became apparent when carrying out the review. The authors argue that the people whose lives are most centrally impacted by position papers—people with intellectual disabilities and their families—should be included in the production and review of those papers. The article concludes by recommending a co-ordinated approach to the production and storage of position papers.