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

In a filmed interview at this years National Autistic Society Professionals conference, Jen Leavesley, an autistic adult with epilepsy and Dr Rohit Shankar, a Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist 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.

This is a fascinating interview looking at an area that is often overlooked. It would be interesting to hear what your experiences of been around autism and epilepsy, have you come across the same barriers either personally or when supporting someone? Do you have any advice to help others.... All opinions and experiences welcome