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Autism and epilepsy: an interview with Jen Leavesley and Dr Rohit Shankar

Jen Leavesley is an autistic adult with epilepsy, and an Independent Supporter for SEND in Birmingham. Dr Rohit Shankar is a Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist and medical lead for the adult learning disability services for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Jen and Rohit kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when they attended the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in 2018.

In this video Jen and Rohit discuss epilepsy in autistic people, exploring diagnosis and support and identifying some of the barriers and challenges that autistic people with epilepsy may face, and how to overcome them.

Date added: 8 May 2018