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Humanity Looks Good on Everyone:
Outreach for Autism in Africa

Dr. Marilyn Kaff in Tanzania

Filmed in the summer of 2012, Humanity Looks Good on Everyone has been seen on local and regional PBS stations in Kansas and Utah. In 2008 Dr. Marilyn Kaff, a special education associate professor from Kansas State University, went on her first trip to Tanzania. Her goal was to help improve special education and teacher training at the Sebastion Kolowa University College. During that time she traveled to a number of villages and small communities where schools were being set up to help youth with severe disabilities including autism. What she discovered there inspired her to give of her time and talents. But her trip was limited, and she knew she needed to come back. Since that time she has returned each year with teams of volunteer students from Kansas State University to help identify autistic children, and then to train the local teachers and parents how to teach them.

Filmed in the summer of 2012, Humanity looks good on Everyone has been seen on local and regional PBS stations in Kansas and Utah.

The full documentary, made possible with the support of Kansas State University's College of Education, can be seen below.


Photos from Tanzania

Tanzania adults read to children
 
K-State students spell our KSU in Tanzania
 
K-State student with special needs child in Tanzania
 
Tanzanian teachers learn about autism resources
 
Dr. Marilyn Kaff with K-State students in Tanzania
 
Tanzanian adults help a child with autism read
 
Tanzania landscape
 
For more information:

Dr. Marilyn Kaff
mkaff@k-state.edu