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A Genetics Study in Africa Is Helping to Destigmatize Neurodevelopmental Differences in Children

By May 13, 2022No Comments

Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Patricia Kipkemoi spent years watching a young family member struggle with a neurodevelopmental disability. The family faced many challenges: finding a doctor who could pin down a diagnosis, lack of affordable education, and harsh stigma in a country where children with neurodevelopmental differences (NDDs), such as autism spectrum disorder, are often seen as stubborn or undisciplined.