Participant Registry

The University of Alabama Intellectual Disability Participant Registry (UAIDPR) is for children and adults with any cause of intellectual disability, and their family. Some examples are Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, birth complications, and ID of unknown cause. To learn more about the registry visit the website.

Registry Coordinator

Eric Cooks coordinates the University of Alabama Intellectual Disabilities Participant Registry. Eric did his undergraduate and master’s work at the University of Alabama where he received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Communication Studies. Eric is the father of a eight year old with Down syndrome, Isabella, and is especially interested not only in recruiting families for research but also in serving as a resource.

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The registry also publishes a newsletter biannually which includes more detail about participation, research, and other helpful information for families with an individual with ID. To view the current and archived newsletters click here.