Lifespan Family Research

Advancement of knowledge about families who have a member with an intellectual and developmental disabilities
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The Lifespan Family Research Program is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about families who have a member with member with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a special emphasis on how these families change over the lifespan. Our program of research focuses on autism, fragile X syndrome and other developmental and mental health conditions. We study representative population cohorts including the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study, and Personalized Medicine Research Project of the Marshfield Clinic.