Category: "Autism"

Should You Disclose Invisible Disabilities? Why or Why Not

Should You Disclose Invisible Disabilities? Why or Why Not

Many workers with “invisible” disabilities, including mental health and neurological conditions, hesitate to disclose them to their employers due to fear of discrimination or bias, despite increased awareness and reduced stigma surrounding these conditions. Approximately 50 million American adults live with mental, emotional, or behavioral conditions, and around 5.5 million have autism. The National Institutes of Health […]

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

A question frequently posed by expectant mothers with epilepsy is “Do my children have a higher risk of epilepsy because of my epilepsy or seizure medications?” and its significance cannot be overstated. While genetic factors likely play a significant role, several studies have indicated a higher risk of epilepsy in children born to mothers with […]

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

Dr Muiris Houston: Drugs used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to neurodevelopmental disorders in patients’ children The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a warning for male patients with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with the valproate group of medicines. It follows the identification of a potential increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders […]

A mother in Maine rallied for her son’s emotional support chickens

A mother in Maine rallied for her son’s emotional support chickens

Amy Martin stepped to the lectern earlier this month wearing a sweater that said “Mama Bear” and spoke directly to city officials sitting across from her in Bangor, Maine. She was there to speak for her 25-year-old son, C-Jay Martin, who has experienced profound anxiety and depression ever since the pandemic. The emotional support chickens […]

York firm work with well-known family to find perfect match for twins

York firm work with well-known family to find perfect match for twins

A YORK firm has been working with a renowned family in the disability and LGBTQIA+ community to help find them the perfect products for their autistic sons. The well-known Atwal-Brice family visited the Get Cycling showroom in York to trial some inclusive cycles ahead of their Superhero Series triathlon this summer. The family were amongst the […]

Service dog by her side, Texas teen wins Miss Dallas pageant despite epilepsy, autism

Service dog by her side, Texas teen wins Miss Dallas pageant despite epilepsy, autism

Alison Appleby, 17, of Sherman, Texas, said her seizure alert dog, Brady, is her ‘support through it all’ Teen Alison Appleby of Sherman, Texas, was crowned Miss Dallas Teen USA 2022 recently with her loyal service dog, Brady, right by her side. The 17-year-old teenager, who lives with autism and epilepsy, accomplished what she once considered the impossible […]

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