Anywhere there’s people, there’s epilepsy. The mall, the movie theatre, the office. Maybe even your own home. The potential for epilepsy – and a seizure – is literally everywhere we are.
And most often it’s those present during a seizure who need to offer help. With proper knowledge and skills, anyone can assist with a seizure – even you!
But too often people are limited by misunderstanding and fear. Our solution to this stigma is education.
The Importance of Education
We are committed to providing epilepsy-related knowledge and skills to any community or organization interested. Our 45-60 minute sessions can be custom designed to meet your specific needs. Our times are flexible and we are ready to organize one or more no-cost sessions for your group.
Request a session or call our Public Education Coordinator at (403) 230-2763.
Epilepsy Education in School
From crushing the stigma, to empowering students and teachers alike to recognize the signs of a seizure and know how to help, enhancing the overall quality of life for people with epilepsy starts with education.
Epilepsy in the Workplace
One of the most difficult things people with epilepsy have to deal with in the workplace is entirely avoidable: the stigma. Learn more about how to navigate professional spaces when you or someone you known is living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy or a Seizure Disorder?
The most appropriate answer to this question is typically “both”. It is not uncommon to hear someone say, “No, I don’t have epilepsy. I have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder.” It is true that not all seizure disorders are epilepsy. However, most of the time, these two terms could be used interchangeably, as they both apply.