Last updated March 22, 2016  

Aging & Developmental Disabilities

Principal Investigators:

Marsha R. Mailick, Ph.D.
Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jan S. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Purpose of the Study

The overall purpose of the research was to investigate the factors contributing to residential transitions for adults with mental retardation, the consequences of such decisions for families, and changes in the well-being of adults with retardation who continue to live at home as compared to those who have moved to a different residential setting.


  • The National Institute on Aging (R01 AG08768)
  • The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
  • The Retirement Research Foundation (87-130)
  • The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (12-225)
  • The Andrus Foundation of the AARP

Family Reports

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