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Cerebra 1,000 Families Study

Cerebra 1,000 Families Study


The Family Research Group at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with the research charity Cerebra, is exploring the experiences of families who live with a child with a learning disability in the UK. We believe this is the largest ever longitudinal study of families of children with learning disability in the UK.

This research will further our understanding of what it is like to raise a child with a learning disability in the UK and will help shape future support for families and children.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and caregivers that have taken part in our study. We are very pleased to say that we have reached our target of 1,000 families, and have completed the first wave of this study. This means that we can start to share some of our findings as they emerge.

Second Wave

We are preparing to start the second wave of the study very soon, where we will be following up with families around two and a half years after they first completed the survey. We are not recruiting new families to take part; however, there are details below on how you can stay up-to-date with our research.

For families who took part in the study and indicated you were happy to be contacted for follow-up, you will receive an email from us when it is time for you to complete the survey.

We will provide information about the results of the research here on our website as well as through our social media pages. You may opt to follow us on Twitter (@Family_RG1) and/or Facebook ( to keep up-to-date with the research. You can also sign up for our Family Research newsletter below, as well as view our previous newsletters.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at