Research News

We regularly publish news from our research partners and how it is informing our services to families.

Wales: update on the transition from the SEN to the ALN system

The Welsh Government has recently issued two written ministerial statements updating the phased transition from the special education needs (SEN) ...
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New report launched: Investing in early intervention

Too often children with learning disabilities and their families are unable to access the early years support and services they ...
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Loneliness and Parent Carer Mental Health

In addition to the Covid pandemic, there is another pandemic that has gained greater prominence lately; that of loneliness. It is ...
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Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability

Caitlin Murray Dr Jo Moss, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey, opened the February CEDAR seminar by sharing ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Rory O’Sullivan

My name is Rory O’Sullivan and I’m a first-year PhD student based at the University of Birmingham. My PhD is ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Jessica Mingins

I’m Jessica Mingins, a first year PhD student based at Aston University. My PhD is funded by Cerebra and focuses ...
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Positive Family Connections – Take Part

We are inviting family carers of a child with a learning disability, autism, or both aged 8-13 years to take ...
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Lifestyle Interventions in Pregnancy

Most women thinking about having a baby know that they need to make lifestyle changes before and while they are ...
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The Be-Well Checklist

Today we are publishing the innovative Be-Well Checklist designed to help parents, carers and professionals improve the well-being of people ...
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Positive Family Connections

Joanna Griffin, parent carer, counselling psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick discusses the value of co-production and ...
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