It is estimated that 1 in 4 people with a cognitive disability are likely to also live with epilepsy.
Certain conditions have a stronger correlation with epilepsy than others, such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The Australian Government recognises disabilities which can be broadly categorised as intellectual, learning, neurological, physical, sensory and psychiatric ones. Just as the types of disability are diverse so too are the disability classifications used in Australia. The severity of a disability is classified as profound, severe, moderate or mild according to the extent to which a person needs assistance with core activities, e.g. communication, mobility and self-care.
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