African researchers and disability activists met for three days in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to talk about ‘advocacy-driven research’ and ‘research-informed advocacy’, focussing on autism and other developmental disabilities.
The first ever Early Start Denver Model training took place in Africa. Dr Nokuthula Shabalala, a trainer on the course, reports back.
The 10th Child Health Priorities Conference took place at the North West University in Potchefstroom. Dr Precious Motsepe – doctor, public health professional and First Lady of South Africa opened the event.
This years 8th International forum was hosted in Moscow by the Naked Heart Foundation. Dr Liezl Schlebusch, from the Centre for Autism Research in Africa at UCT was one of the invited international speakers.