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Education Programs

In-Services

Learn about causes of epilepsy, types of seizures and first aid by hosting or attending an educational in-service tailored to the specific needs of each group.

In-services are offered at no cost to schools for their teachers and students, community agencies for their staff and clients, group homes,  nursing homes, senior citizen groups, youth groups, employers, emergency services staff, and any other interested group. People who attend our education  programs tell us that we've "cleared up the myths", that "I feel so much better about everything" and that they've "learned what to do if someone is having a seizure." 

Contact our Education Coordinator, Sharon Otto at 780-488-9600, or email sharon@edmontonepilepsy.org to arrange an in-service.

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The Kids on the Block Puppet Program

Kids on the Block is a lively and entertaining no-cost educational program designed for children under the age of 12, which appeals to young and old alike! Life-like, child size puppets are made real through the special talents of our talented puppeteers. Brian, who has epilepsy, and his friends  Nam and Joanne, all go to the same school.  Together, they learn about seizures, first aid, medical tests to diagnose  epilepsy and famous people with epilepsy.

Contact our Education Coordinator, Sharon Otto at 780-488-9600, or email sharon@edmontonepilepsy.org to arrange a visit from the Kids on the Block. 


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Public Forums

Two free public forums are held annually, usually in March and October, providing up-to-date information on a variety of issues that affect the lives of people with epilepsy. Past Public Forums have focused on: Employment, Seizure Triggers and Control, New Medications for Children and Youth with Epilepsy, Living with Epilepsy – a Personal Perspective and  The Long Term Effects of Living with Epilepsy.  Forums are held at either the University of Alberta Hospital or the Glenrose  Rehabilitation Hospital and are open to members, teachers, health care workers, community  agency staff, and the general public.  There is no cost to attend and refreshments are provided. 


Educational Resources

For educational resources related to EEA Educational Forum topics, click here.

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