MORE THAN 1 IN 5 PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY HAVE EITHER A LEARNING OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
More than 1 in 5 people with epilepsy have either a learning or intellectual disability. It is estimated that up to 40% of people with epilepsy are also autistic.
Yet people on the autism spectrum have been systematically excluded from epilepsy research for decades, so very little is understood about why epilepsy is so common in this group and how autistic people’s seizures should be treated.
That’s why we have partnered with the UK’s autism research charity Autistica to co-fund the Epilepsy Research UK & Autistica Fellowship Award. Click to read more about this exciting collaboration.
OUR WORK FOCUSING ON EPILEPSY AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
EMBRACING COMPLEXITY COALITION
Epilepsy Research UK joins forces with co-morbidity charities to form Embracing Complexity Coalition
Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions
Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment
Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy