Sarah's story

Sarah, 19, lived with learning disabilities, frequent epileptic seizures and challenging behaviour. Sarah displayed many autistic traits and it became clear that her behaviours were closely linked to frequent seizures.

On her arrival with Exemplar Health Care, she required 1:1 supervision and wore a seizure helmet. Goals were to stabilise Sarah’s epilepsy, manage her behaviours and develop her skills and understanding.

With a new GP, neurologist and an epilepsy specialist nurse and the right medication, Sarah’s seizures reduced, which allowed her to concentrate and focus. No longer requiring a seizure helmet, Sarah began swimming, horse riding and socialising outside the home. Sarah attended a local Mencap class, then went on to college.

After five years and with a support package in place, Sarah moved on to an independent flat.

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