Communications and Family Relations Project

Principal Investigators: Mark Cummings, Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, and Joshua Diehl, Ph.D. University of Notre Dame.

The Communication and Family Relations (CFR) Project was a pilot study launched in 2014 to develop and evaluate the efficacy of a supportive program for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Informed by developmental and clinical research, the CFR program was adapted from material developed for an earlier intervention study for community families with an adolescent child, and promoted constructive interparental and parent-child conflict and conflict resolution.

This study is no longer recruiting new participants. However, interested families are encouraged to contact us for more information about other opportunities to get involved in related research studies, including the ND-SPARC Project .

For more information about the CFR study, contact Jessica at 574-631-6009 or email us at