The NEUROLIFE project maps experiences with and perspectives on living conditions, social participation, and public services among youth and young adults with neurodevelopmental diagnoses. The most salient neurodevelopmental diagnoses in this research are ADHD, Autism and Tourette's Syndrome. A disproportionate number of young adults with these diagnoses struggle mentally, physically, socially and financially, and today’s public services are only able to contribute to a limited extent to remedy such burdens.
The project also seeks to be methodologically innovative, and will in particular examine opportunities to achieve a broader participation from the target group by developing information gathering methods that suit different parts of this community. The project includes three work packages with different data sources. Work package 1 explores variations in living conditions and public service experiences through qualitative interviews and focus groups. In work package 2, we analyse data from public registers to look at education, work situation and service use, while in work package 3 we use a survey to learn more about the conditions under which young neurodivergents in Norway, Sweden and Denmark might live good lives.
Research Council of Norway