Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Little is known about the burden of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Africa. A review of literature on studies of ASD in Africa did not reveal prevalence rates of this condition, but revealed a number of exploratory studies.

The neurodevelopmental research group in Kilifi is a multidisciplinary team that aims at understanding the burden of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders in the African context.

The group specifically aims at:
1.Developing culturally appropriate approaches for screening and diagnosing ASD and other disorders among children
2.Quantifying the burden of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders
3. Developing culturally appropriate interventions to address the needs of children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders
4. Understanding the community perceptions & raising awareness about the needs of children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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