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Africa Regional International Meeting for Autism Research 2017

Africa IMFAR 2017
An Ethiopian family sitting for a portrait.

Studies highlight need to adapt autism tests for African cultures

by  /  11 September 2017
Some of the items on a common diagnostic test for autism do not translate well to African cultures.
Africa IMFAR 2017
Children in pre-school sitting around a learning circle.

South African children with autism may lack access to schools

by  /  8 September 2017
Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records.