KNCCI Nairobi Chairman joined USIU in the launch of the first certified program of its kind in Africa, Applied Behavior Analysis Technician Training. The course trains caregivers supporting people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In attendance were the Founder of KALEL Program Debra Sanaipei, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic & Student Affairs Prof. Munyae Mulinge, and many more academicians/partners.
Autism affects approximately 4% of the Kenyan population. (Autism Society of Kenya, 2007). Autism Spectrum Disorder is a global public health concern that has attracted little attention from African countries such as Kenya. As a result, children with ASD and their caregivers are facing significant barriers to accessing crucial services compared with the general population. Some areas requiring special attention include 1. ASD insurance medical cover for individuals. 2. Access to special needs education & support.