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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Saturday, 24 August 2019
Invitation to ESDM workshop

You are invited to attend a one-day Introductory Workshop on the Early Start Denver Model Workshop (ESDM), an early intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Bloemfontein.

Publication Date:
Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 13:15
CARA researchers shine at the South African Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals Conference in Johannesburg, May 2019

The majority of CARA members were involved in the recent South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals (SA-ACAPAP) biennial congress held in Johannesburg in May 2019. The congress theme of ‘sustaining development’ along with many renowned international and local speakers allowed for a range of topics to be covered, including stimulating keynote addresses on planning the future of child and adolescent psychiatry as well as the role of child rights in Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 11:30
Workshop for Emerging Child and Adolescent Mental Health Researchers in Africa

Thanks to funding support from the African Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 15 emerging child and adolescent mental health researchers participated in a one-day research training workshop in Johannesburg on the 23rd May 2019. The emerging researcher workshop was held in conjunction with the 20th congress of the South African Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP). Participants included psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 11:15
Training of Master Trainers on the World Health Organization’s Caregiver Skills Training programme for autism and related disabilities

Most children with autism and other developmental disabilities live in low- and middle-income countries; however, disability-related services for these children and their families are often lacking. To address this need, the World Health Organization developed a Caregiver Skills Training programme (WHO CST) for caregivers of young children with developmental disabilities. This programme is specifically designed with low-resource settings in mind and aims to train non-specialist facilitators from the community to deliver the intervention. During the 12-week programme, facilitators meet weekly with a group of caregivers to talk about everyday strategies that will help caregivers to promote their child's development. The programme also focuses on caregiver wellbeing and aims to reduce stigma, which is often associated with having a child with a disability. Click here to read more about this project in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 11:45