Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive, Children's Hospital Boston Study  
12/6/2011 7:12:38 AM

Teenagers with autism who also have epilepsy often suffer from photosensitivity, or light sensitivity, researchers say. The combination means that certain behaviors common among autistic kids -- such as flapping their hands in front of their faces -- could increase their risk for photosensitive seizures.