New CARA Publications
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is considered a global public health concern, yet little is known about ASD in sub-Saharan Africa. Read some of the key publications by members of CARA under our publications section.
The Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA) is an interdisciplinary clinical research programme based in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town.
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Monday, 19 March 2018
"Why autism remains hidden in Africa"

Why autism remains hidden on the African continent was recently examined by Spectrum News, a leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:45
Stella Mokitimi receives a Nursing Excellence Award

Stella Mokitimi, a Psychiatric Nursing Specialist at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cape Town received a Nursing Excellence Award on 7 November 2017 recognising excellence among the top nurses.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:15
Autism in an African context

Autism research up to now has been rooted in the world's high-income countries. Tools for autism screening and diagnosis were developed in wealthy countries, and what we know about autism prevalence is derived from these regions, too. As we recognise World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we take a look at the work being done by UCT's Centre for Autism Research in Africa.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 18:00
Perspectives on mental healthcare of young people

Professor Petrus de Vries, Director of the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) and the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA), recently highlighted the importance of mental health and access to mental healthcare of young people during a recent interview on Cape Talk's The Koketso Sachane Show.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 08:15