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Epilepsy Blog Relay: Traveling as an Autistic with Epilepsy

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel as an autistic adult with epilepsy? There are many barriers that can hold us back. It can be even more challenging when you have a child who is autistic with epilepsy as well! It is about planning, researching, and taking charge! Let’s explore what options are available for those with disabilities and different abilities. This is for all those wanting independence to travel, but not sure how to find it.

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Epilepsy can change many parts of the lives of those who live with it every day. We lose our independence from driving a vehicle, taking a bath, and traveling. Planning a trip locally takes less energy and effort but traveling distances can be a daunting task. So, what happens when someone wants to travel farther lengths or internationally? Let’s take a look at a few areas to think about when an epileptic need to travel for a long length of time or distance. Also, an interview with the parent of an autistic teenager with epilepsy who is planning a trip to Italy, desperately seeking answers.

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Follow Audra Sisak:
My name is Audra (Momma Employee) and I have a son The Boss. We are both autistic and have epilepsy! We are both trying to navigate this complex world, together. He runs my schedule and we experience love and life as one family. Our journey comes with ups and downs, but it’s our lives. Welcome to our crazy, funny, weird, socially awkward, introverted, anxiety-ridden, happy, joyful page!We are both supportive of neurodiversity! Momma Employee- QASP, CAS, BCCS, Freelance Writer, Advocate. I love working with my community! I support SCERTS model, DLT model, and therapy to include CBT/ACT.

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