Youth Digital Storytelling

Project Overview:

Transitioning into adulthood is identified as one of the most challenging times for both youth with developmental disabilities and their family members. In this project, youth (ages 18-30) with developmental disabilities create digital stories about facing life transitions in work, education, and community living.

Over a series of five, two-hour virtual sessions, youth create a digital story from start to finish in a peer-based workshop. At the end of the workshop, a celebratory screening occurs where the youth can share their digital story with their peers. The Youth Digital Storytelling project aims to provide a platform for youth with disabilities to share their stories. For more information about the Youth Digital Storytelling project, please contact


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Research Team
  • Dr. Kathleen Sitter, Principal Investigator, University of Calgary
  • Kimberly Marie Van Patten, Research Coordinator, University of Calgary
  • Brooke Allemang, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Calgary
  • Kate Beamer, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Calgary
  • Mihaela Slabe, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Calgary
  • Calgary SCOPE Society
  • Anonymous Donor
  • The Azrieli Foundation