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CEDAR current projects


CEDAR undertakes a range of research most of which is concerned with Equity. This research includes studies of new initiatives by the government, local authorities, the Voluntary and Community Sector, health services, and practitioners. Our main foci at present are in special educational needs and disability, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and autism and parenting support, in particular the evaluation of government initiatives to support parents by means of evidence-based parenting classes.


The Family Research Group at the University of Warwick carries out research on various topics in the field of learning disability and autism, including: wellbeing and psychological problems in children and adults with autism or learning disability, families, and educational interventions. This includes studies focusing on the children and young people themselves, their caregivers, for example their mothers and fathers, and their siblings.

We also have a doctoral programme within CEDAR – see PhD Programme