Guide To Using the VIA Youth Survey with Children with Intellectual Disabilities

The VIA Institute strives to make the VIA Survey and VIA Youth Survey as accessible as possible for all individuals. To this end, we partnered with researchers at the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas to analyze and validate our VIA Youth Survey with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They found that the VIA Youth Survey is valid and reliable and they have created a Report to help individuals working with adolescents with disabilities complete the assessment. The document provides recommendations for possible adaptations, ways to effectively provide support, and suggestions for simplifying the cognitive demands of the measure, when needed.

Please feel free to contact VIA’s Communications Specialist, Kelly Aluise at: for additional information.

Click Report below. It will open as a PDF.

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