Liriane Costa Luiz

Biographical note

Doctoral student in Education at Universidade Lusófona Lisboa/PT. Master in Education from the Federal University of Paraná/Brazil. Researcher and Clinical and Institutional Psychopedagogue in attending people with disabilities, family members and professionals in an inclusive perspective with training in Brazil, Portugal and Spain. Associate Professor of Pró-Inclusão – National Association of Special Education Teachers of Portugal and the Brazilian Association of Special Education Researchers – ABPEE. Coordinator of liturgical, social and professional inclusion in ecclesiastic contexts in Paraná, Brazil, Portugal and the United States (The Foursquare Church). In international training at the Christian Institute on Disability – Joni and Friends in partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University in the course Beyond Suffering.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Inclusive Education
  • Social, Academic, Professional and Theological Inclusion for people/students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
  • Quality of Life
  • Transition to Post-School Life
  • Special Education
  • Professional Inclusion
  • Social Inclusion and Theological Inclusion and Training.

PhD project

A Qualidade de Vida de jovens com Dificuldade Intelectual e Desenvolvimental na Transição para a Vida Pós-escolar: cooperação para a educação inclusiva no brasil
Professor Doutor Francisco Ramos Leitão
Professora Doutora Cristina Simões

Social inclusion is linked to various conceptions and paradigm changes in relation to the right, citizenship and educational needs of people with disabilities in their relationships and experiences in different spheres of society. In this way, it is essential to provide everyone and everyone with access to the best possible living and learning conditions, which need and should benefit from the acceptance, help and solidarity of their peers, in a climate where being different is a value (LEITÃO, 2019).

Thus, this project has as its theme quality of life (Qol) in the process of transition to after-school life (DVT) of young people with Intellectual and Developmental Difficulties (DID), as well as the impact of personal and contextual factors in Brazil.

QoL will be evaluated through the Personal Scale of Results-Children and Youth – EPR-CJ (Simões, 2019), the Portuguese version of the Personal Outcomes Scale-Children and Adolescents (Claes, Mostert, Moonen, Van Loon, & Schalock, 2015). Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) will be used for statistical analysis of the data.