Research Opportunity: Disability and Adulthood

Hello potential research participant,

My name is Dalton Stevens, and I am a doctoral student in sociology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. I am collecting surveys and interviews with 50 young adults between ages 25 and 36 over the next 12 months to complete my dissertation research. Participants must have a disability that was diagnosed before age 18, which can include physical, intellectual, sensory, cognitive, health, mental health, or multiple conditions that are considered disabilities. Importantly, participants do not have to agree with their diagnosis, nor do they have to be their own guardian if a guardian will consent to their participation.

Purpose: To understand how young people with disability experience the transition to adulthood

Participant Eligibility: Must have a disability that was acquired before age 18; must be 25-36 years old; must live in the United States; must be able to communicate experiences independently or with a translator or facilitator

Participation Requirements: 10-15 minute survey; 2-3 hour Skype interview (Disability-related accommodations available)

Interview participants will receive a $10 Visa Gift Card.

If you wish to participate, please contact Dalton Stevens by telephone at (309)-267-7644 or email at

Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to share this post with people you know who may be interested.


Dalton Stevens

Dalton Stevens, MA

PhD Candidate / Graduate Research Assistant

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs – Sociology

Aging Studies Institute

Syracuse University

Office: Lyman 318

Phone: 309-267-7644