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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.

Autism Awareness Event
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 16:15

Join the UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Social Responsiveness Committee in celebrating World Autism Month at their inaugural event entitled: "Autism - Intervention for All" on 24 April.

Stella Mokitimi receives a Nursing Excellence Award
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 08:15

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.

Autism in an African context
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 18:00

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.

Perspectives on mental healthcare of young people
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 08:15

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.