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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Thursday, 22 February 2018
"No health without mental health"

The BBC recently highlighted the importance of mental health using 10 info graphics, suggesting that in fact there is "no health without mental health".

Publication Date:
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:15
Duke University presence significant at South African Child & Adolescent conference

Last week, the Regional International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in conjunction with the 19th Congress of the South African Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions. Several faculty members from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Duke University departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology and neuroscience, played significant roles in the conference.

Publication Date:
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 18:45
South African children with autism may lack access to schools

Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records. The unpublished results were presented in September at the 2017 Regional International Meeting for Autism Research in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:15
New Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa

Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University, has been appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 13:00