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The YADD Privacy Project: Improving Privacy for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities through Research and Innovative Knowledge Translation


York University



Project Leader(s)

Nazilla Khanlou & Anne Mantini


The goals of this project were to help young adults with developmental disabilities to better protect their privacy in the online and offline worlds, and share the new knowledge generated from the team’s research through innovative methods.

With input from the project's Advisory Committee and its community partner, Community Living Ontario, and through an interactive workshop with stakeholders, two toolkits for family caregivers and service providers were produced to help facilitate greater enhancement of privacy rights.

The research team also produced a project website, a privacy information infographic, a privacy rights information sheet, an educational video, and other material.

Project deliverables are available in the following language(s):


OPC Funded Project

This project received funding support through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. The opinions expressed in the summary and report(s) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Summaries have been provided by the project authors. Please note that the projects appear in their language of origin.

Contact Information

York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto. Ontario
M3J 1P3

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