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Livvy

I am me, not my Autism

Livvy was diagnosed with Autism just after her 18th birthday. In her blog she discusses how she always 'felt different' and calls for greater understanding towards autism.

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Children with epilepsy let down by schools

We found worrying disparities across the UK in school policies and support for young people living with epilepsy after over 1,000 families from across the country responded anonymously to our survey about the support they received at school during the 2021/22 academic year.   

Depakote

Epilepsy medication - Valproate update

The medicines regulator (MHRA) has announced further changes to prescribing the epilepsy medication valproate which are due to be introduced over the coming months.

Zach's Law

Zach's Law

Young Epilepsy is one of several epilepsy charities that has been targeted on Twitter by individuals posting flashing images in an attempt to induce seizures. Epilepsy Society have led the ‘Zach’s Law’ campaign for greater protection online for people with epilepsy. The campaign was named after one of their young supporters who was targeted on social media.

Your priorities for epilepsy research

As a member of the UK Epilepsy Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), Young Epilepsy is delighted to announce the Top Ten priorities for epilepsy research.

Young people call for mental health support in epilepsy care

Epilepsy is not a mental health condition, yet children and young people with epilepsy are four times more likely to develop mental health problems than their peers. Despite this increased risk, less than one in five children’s epilepsy clinics currently provide mental health screening and support.