Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Autism and Epilepsy Connection, Part 1- Mine Are Not The Only Brain Waves Focused on this Connection

The news has been all a buzz about the new science linking Autism and Epilepsy. Autism and Epilepsy have been the evil twins in my house for 12 years, so I'm - just like thousands of other parents - by no means new to the conversation about the close connection these two have. Yesterday I posted about the "Drug Connection" which I've just begun to really wrap my head around and accept this year. I've known that some 30% of our kids with ASD also had epilepsy or abnormal EEG's, Until now Dr.'s didn't get it, they all too frequently opted for 2 hour EEG's over the critical 24hr version that is more accurate, because you can't rely on  a seizure to show up and make a command performance in a 2 hour window! The good news it now it seems the word is officially out, autism and epilepsy and officially connected and it is my hope that it will no be easier for kids to get the appropriate care.  Nicky was able to get great care early, by way of a Dr. Ricky Robinson who referred us to a great doctor for screening.  Dr. Micheal Chez, who as a leader in this field, helped us get a diagnosis and treatment 12 years ago. Thanks to his great care Nick's siezures are totally undercontrol!  Given all the new information, this is my topic for this week. I'm going to gather up lot's of info and it will be here for all to see and share. 

The first thing I would like to share is Dr. Chez'a book.

  1. 2013 Autism Update: DrMichael G. Chez - YouTube

    Apr 12, 2013 - Uploaded by Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
    Hear from Dr. Michael G. Chez about the growth in the number of children diagnosed with autism, research to ...
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