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Family Research Group

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.

Details on individual studies can be found on the following pages. These include the Cerebra 1,000 Families study, which is the largest longitudinal research project in the UK about families and learning disability. Other current projects include a study focusing on Support in the Early Years for families of young children with learning disability and/or autism, a study investigating the support needs of Arabic families of children with autism living in the UK, and a study evaluating the use of online mindfulness support for stress in family carers of children or adults with intellectual disability (MOST-ID).

Families who would like to know more about taking part in similar research may be interested in this article where one mother explains why she takes part in research.

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If you have any questions about our research, please feel free to contact us at This page is currently being updated so more information will be available on the website shortly.