A study published this week has investigated the perspectives of caregivers of children with developmental disorders, including autism, in Ethiopia. Most caregivers reported experiencing stigma with over 45% feeling ashamed of their child's condition. This study clearly highlights the urgent need for raising awareness and improving support for families in LMICs.

Read the full journal article here

Download the 'Adapted Family Interview Schedule to assess experienced stigma in caregivers of children with developmental disorders in Ethiopia' here - please note the original paper MUST be cited if the scale is used in your own research.

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