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Autism is referred to as a condition where a person might be removed from social interaction and communication leaving them alone or isolated especially when certain skills related to socializing, communication don’t proceed as normally. As we celebrate autism awareness month, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo had a conversation with Rosine Duquesne Kamagaju, Founder and President of Autism Rwanda to find out more about this.

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