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Old 10-24-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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11 year old autistic child having seizures

My 11 yr old granddaughter who is autistic and developmentally delayed has had 3 seizures in the past 2 months; the last two have occurred within this past week. She never had one before. An EEG was done 3 weeks after the first seizure and the doctor said it was

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Old 10-26-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Re: 11 year old autistic child having seizures

It is not uncommon for an autistic child to develop a seizure disorder. The most recent figure I have seen is one in four will develop a seizure disorder usually during puberty.
My son was quite a bit older when he began having seizures. It been about 27 months since he had his first. So, we are relatively newbies.

Old 10-27-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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Re: 11 year old autistic child having seizures

Thank you for replying to my posting. The cause of the seizures may be her approaching puberty; however, the doctors don't tell that to my daughter. Nor has anyone suggested to her how she will manage when my granddaughter starts menstruating. Thanks again.

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