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Transforming notions of autism

New Approach To Autism

Nirasha Dhaniram, far right, has taken her multi-disciplinary approach to her school for autism. Nirasha Dhaniram, far right, has taken her multi-disciplinary approach to her school for autism.

Neuroplasticity is at the heart of one… Continue reading

Walking for autism awareness

Autism Awareness Event

Caz Collins, Kathrin Magon and Sindhuja Jagunandan from Breakthrough Interventions will be among a group of 50 taking part in the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk.

STAFF, parents and children from Breakthrough Interventions will participate in… Continue reading

Gauteng rolling out schools for autistic children

New School For Autistic Children

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Cornel van Heerden Cape Town – Gauteng has opened 18 new schools for children with autism, Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said on Thursday.

In addition, another… Continue reading

Mother, daughter on a trip to conquer autism

Melanie Cowpland and her 10-year-old daughter with Autism Sofia

Forty-three-year-old Melanie Cowpland and her 10-year-old daughter, Sofia, left their home in East London, England, on November 14, 2015 to raise awareness on autism across Africa. Sofia is autistic.

The… Continue reading

World Autism Week: Starting an autism revolution

World Autism Week

There is wide variety, and differing levels, of severity of symptoms found in children with autism. Picture: Carol Guzy Cape Town – Autism is not a disability – it’s merely a “different operating system”.

For years,… Continue reading

Understanding autism

Understanding Autism

When you think of autism, you probably think of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, playing an autistic savant who struggles to communicate on a social level, but is brilliant with numbers.

In reality, this depicts only a… Continue reading

Autism Research Lacks Cultural And Ethnic Diversity

Autism Research & Cultural Diversity

Autism can affect individuals from all sorts of different backgrounds, but a new study suggests those from ethnically and culturally diverse families are not well represented in autism research.

Instead, behavioral interventions and treatment programs… Continue reading