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'.
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).
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?”
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.
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.
A series of Zoom talks during April, World Autism Awareness Month, has been arranged by the Academy of Adults with Autism.
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).
Registration for the 2020 IACAPAP conference is now open. The conference will be presented on an online platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.