First of all, thank you for opening this post.
While followers of this blog might know I am autistic, you might not know I’ve had seizures for ten years as well. They developed long before we had an inkling that autism was a possibility, and I was diagnosed with non epileptic seizures. We now know that the mechanism of my seizures is linked to my inability to process emotions in a neurotypical way, and how my body deals with stress and meltdowns.
Unsure how to help people with seizures? No fear, I’m here.
- Ask and listen. We know our seizures intimately and can share with you a wealth of information about our own experiences. Ask about their triggers and ask about when to call emergency services – ambulances are expensive and often unnecessary. My line is call an ambulance for me if I’ve clearly injured my head. For epileptic people…
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