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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Disorder AND Epilepsy (But NO SUDEP!!!) at 6:05 AM

I was awake at 5:30 this morning, had some breakfast, and was enjoying a mug (not a cup, a mug) of coffee when I noticed that the time was 6:05 am.  Startled I jumped up to see if everything was OK with my son Conor.  Conor suffers from severe autism disorder and epileptic . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Disorder AND Epilepsy (But NO SUDEP!!!) at 6:05 AM

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Disorder AND Epilepsy (But NO SUDEP!!!) at 6:05 AM

I was awake at 5:30 this morning, had some breakfast, and was enjoying a mug (not a cup, a mug) of coffee when I noticed that the time was 6:05 am.  Startled I jumped up to see if everything was OK with my son Conor.  Conor suffers from sever… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Disorder AND Epilepsy (But NO SUDEP!!!) at 6:05 AM

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: SUDEP The Global Conversation Combating The Myth That Seizures Do Not Kill

Many with autism disorders also suffer from epileptic seizures and should be aware of the risk of SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.  The following is a News Release about SUDEP the global conversation a joint effort of several epilepsy and SUDEP awareness ogranizations in the US, Canada and Australia:Families, researchers, clinicians and organisations . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: SUDEP The Global Conversation Combating The Myth That Seizures Do Not Kill

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: SUDEP Awareness Day and Autism Disorders

A much higher percentage of people with autism spectrum disorders suffer from epileptic seizures than among persons in the general population.   At the severe end of the autism “spectrum” it has been estimated that as many as 39% also suffer from seizures.   My severely autistic, intellectually challenged son Conor suffers from seizures including tonic . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: SUDEP Awareness Day and Autism Disorders

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism and Conor’s Grand Mal Seizure: What Lies Ahead?

I know very little about seizures except that they are associated generally with epilepsy, that they are common in people with autism disorders and that they can be absolutely terrifying to a parent, even one whose personal conceits mislead him in… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism and Conor’s Grand Mal Seizure: What Lies Ahead?