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Global TSC project receives funding award
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 - 14:15

Prof de Vries andi his global team has just been awarded substantial funding for the TANDem Project (Epowering Families through Technology: a mobile–health  project to reduce the TAND identification and treatment gap).

April is World Autism Awareness Month
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 21:30

2 Aril is World Autism Awareness Day and April is World Autism Awareness Month. This is a special day and month set aside when Member States of the United Nations are encouraged to take active measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.

The 2nd International Meeting on the World Health Organisation's Caregiver Skills Training Programme
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 12:30

Dr Liezl Schlebusch and Ms Sandy Klopper (director of Autism South Africa) attended the 2nd International Technical Consultation and Coordination Meeting on the World Health Organisation's Caregiver Skills Training Programme for families of children with developmental disabilities.

DiamonD Families Stakeholder Workshops
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 12:15

Two stakeholder workshops (one in the North West Province and one in Gauteng) were recently held as part of the DiamonD Families Study, which is a partnered venture between the Centre for Autism Research in Africa, the National Department of Social Development, and Autism South Africa.

Spectrum Publication: How to help autistic children in South Africa
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 09:30

Dr Lauren Franz and Prof Petrus de Vries recently published a summary of their ongoing work at CARA in the on-line research platform "Spectrum".

Prof de Vries elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
Wed, 23 May 2018 - 17:45

Professor Petrus de Vries, head of CARA, was recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).

CARA receives INSAR Cultural Diversity Research Award!
Thu, 03 May 2018 - 20:15

CARA just named as the recipient of the INSAR 2018 Cultural Diversity Research Award!

Autism research in Africa
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 - 09:15

A new blog entitled Autism research in Africa was recently published in the open access journal Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics. The blog was written by CARA members Prof Petrus de Vries and Josh Yeatman. 

United States Consular General and CARA host Autism Awareness Event at the American Corner in Cape Town
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 - 11:45

To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the US Consulate in Cape Town and CARA partnered together to host a special film screening and discussion about Oscar nominated documentary, Life, Animated. The film is an inspiring story about a young man with autism and his lifelong love of Disney movies which allows him to process the world and in turn learn to communicate. It depicts his and his family's journey from early childhood to adulthood.

New youtube channel
Sun, 08 Apr 2018 - 09:00

The CARA team in conjunction with the UCT based Adolescent Health Research Unit and the Neurodevelopmental Foundation are excited about the recent launch of a new youtube channel, called Theneurodevelopmentalchannel.

Appointment of Dr Liezl Schlebusch brings valuable expertise to the CARA team!
Sat, 07 Apr 2018 - 13:30

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr Liezl Schlebusch as a lecturer in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

CARA team members to present research at international conferences
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 17:45

CARA team members are soon presenting their research findings at two prestigious international conferences: International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in Rotterdam and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (IACAPAP) in Prague.