Currently we have over 160 families involved in our research – some of which have been with us since the beginning!
The Cardiff Down's syndrome cohort was first set up in 1992 by Bill Fraser and Maggie Woodhouse. We have children ranging from 3 months to 16 years old in the cohort, the majority of whom live in South and West Wales.
As you can imagine, over the years we have amassed a wealth of important information regarding visual development in children with Down's syndrome, which helps us understand how their vision can be optimised. It is important that we relay this information to others who work closely with people with Down's syndrome, for example parents and families, teachers and relevant professionals.
Our studies are explained in detail below.