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Petrus de Vries

Founding director, Centre for Autism Research in Africa, University of Cape Town

Petrus J. de Vries is founding director of the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and president of the International Society for Autism Research from May 2023 to May 2025.

May 2023
Three people stand on a staircase and contemplate a maze-like array of paths in the sky before them.

What kind of autism research should we do, and where should we do it?

by  /  3 May 2023

Researchers at INSAR 2023 need to discuss these questions and remember that the purpose of research may be different for different communities.

January 2019

How to offer support for young autistic children in South Africa

by ,  /  22 January 2019

Coaching caregivers in early-intervention strategies may be the most effective way to help young autistic children in South Africa.