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Waganesh Zeleke

Associate professor, Duquesne University

Waganesh Zeleke is associate professor of mental health counseling at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor. She serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Education: Special Educational Needs and as guest editor for different journals. Zeleke published more than 35 scholastic articles in peer-reviewed journals on various topics, including autism in Africa, mental health disparity, child and family relationships, international adoption, trauma and immigrant health.

June 2021
Zemi and her son, 2017

Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa

Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.