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Mental health needs of children
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 14:30

A recent in-depth article by Tiyese Jeranji in the online publication Spotlight, is entitled 'Mental health needs of children falling through the cracks, experts say'.

Digital divide in autism technologies
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 10:45

New research by Professor Petrus de Vries, Aubrey Kumm and Marisa Viljoen of the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA) explores a phenomenon that was already well established before the global pandemic struck: the adoption of digital technologies to help empower, diagnose, educate and provide clinical care for those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

UCT professor highlights the needs of autistic people in Africa
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 13:45

Professor Petrus de Vries' recent keynote address to the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) was provocatively titled: “What kind of research should we do and where should we do it?”

Autism in the Western Cape, South Africa
Sun, 02 May 2021 - 15:00

A recently published journal article by Sarosha Pillay, Madeleine Duncan and Petrus de Vries, explored the rates, socio-demographics, disability and educational characteristics in one million school children in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Autism in the South African Context
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 12:45

For Autism Awareness month, the Autism Western Cape (AWC) team created a documentary to share some light on some of the struggles autistic individuals face in the South African context. 

Navigating Autism and its Barriers
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 - 17:45

A series of Zoom talks during April, World Autism Awareness Month, has been arranged by the Academy of Adults with Autism.

2020 DCAP Research Mini-Symposium
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 08:45

The annual DCAP (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) research mini-symposium was held virtually this year on 27 November. The DCAP mini-symposium is an opportunity to showcase all research that has been undertaken by staff, students and registrars in the Division and it's related research entities, including the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA), and the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU).

IACAPAP congress registration open
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 12:00

Registration for the 2020 IACAPAP conference is now open. The conference will be presented on an online platform.

Challenges and opportunities of implementation
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 09:00

A new book chapter, entitled 'Challenges and opportunities of implementing early interventions for autism spectrum disorders in resource-limited settings: A South African example' has been written by the African Autism Treatment Network team.

Global Burden of Childhood Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, and Sensory Impairments
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 11:15

A recent open access article in Peidatrics by a number of eminent authors from around the world is entitled 'Global Burden of Childhood Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, and Sensory Impairments'. They sought to update the most widely reported estimate of 93 million children < 15 years with disabilities from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2004.

COVID-19 and Autism Research
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 - 08:00

INSAR Board Members, David G. Amaral (Journal Editor) and Petrus J. de Vries along with 34 scientists and others from around the world have contributed to a Commentary in the INSAR Journal - Autism Research focused on COVID-19 and Autism Research.

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry supports International Tourette Awareness Day
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 14:45

Prof Petrus de Vries from the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCT, joined the ‘Kwela’ team on television for an awareness-raising programme about tics and Tourette’s.