November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month so we thought we would start our coverage by looking at the whole area of epilepsy and autism.
As many of you will know there seems to be a strong correlation between autism and epilepsy. In July we can a short survey asking “Do you or a loved one have both Epilepsy and Autism?”
The results showed that over 44% of our respondents suffered from both Epilepsy and Autism!
So to mark National Epilepsy Awareness Month we thought it would be useful to run a discussion blog asking our readers to share their experiences and tips in more detail.
Anything you have to say will be of great interest but you might care to consider some of the following questions when framing your answer?
a) Have you (or a loved one) been diagnosed with either Epilepsy, Autism or both?
b) At what age were the symptoms apparent? How long did it take to get a diagnosis?
b) Are there any particular challenges with having both conditions?
d) How has it been treated and with what success?
e) What advice would you give to a person (or caregiver) who has just discovered they have been diagnosed with both Epilepsy and Autism?
Please feel free to share in the comments box below.
Thanks very much in advance!