Autism and other developmental disabilities have increased likelihoods of comorbid conditions such as epilepsy and other health concerns. Access to care should entail routine screening and empowering system-policies to achieve access to care should reflect the latest research findings.
- Those with Autism notably have a high comorbidity with epilepsy (19% of the Autistic population)
- Individuals with Down syndrome have substantially increased likelihood of cardiovascular issues; 44% of infants with DS have some form of congenital heart defect:
- Having Cerebral Palsy strongly correlates with having visual disorders (39%) and language-speech disorders (61%):