In 2001, the Edmonton Epilepsy Association received a grant from the Edmonton Community Lottery Board to develop a new series of epilepsy educational booklets. Following two years of research, writing, editing, graphic design work and printing, we were proud to introduce these exceptional booklets in December 2003. The booklet series was officially launched as part of March 2004 Epilepsy Awareness Month activities.
Since that time, the booklets have been periodically updated with each reprinting. For the past two years, UCB Canada Inc. has provided the EEA with unrestricted Grants that made it possible to print thousands of each booklet for free distribution to Epilepsy Associations, Hospital Epilepsy Clinics, and Neurologists' Offices across Canada.
Thanks to the efforts of our sister association, Épilepsie Montréal Métropolitain, all eleven of our booklets have now been translated into French. We have had them printed in Edmonton, from where we have distributed them to Hospital Clinics, Epilepsy Associations, and Neurologists' Offices in Francophone Canada.
If you are not near an Epilepsy Association or Clinic, you can download and print these booklets below. In many parts of the world there is little or no epilepsy information available. Our website is averaging over 5,000 hits a month just for the booklets, including numerous hits from around the world. To date, our booklets have been downloaded from 176 countries around the world!
** All booklets are in PDF format. Simply click on any title to open.
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New Seizure Terminology (Applies to all booklets In the series)
Terminologie de Convulsions Nouvelle (S'applique a` tous les livrets de la série)
"A Guide for Parents", in Turkish, translated, with our permission, by the Turkish Child Neurology Association
"A Guide for Parents", in Russian, translated, with our permission, by Natalia Vapniarskaya, Belarus Parent Group and Dr. Dmitry A. Kot
Free Canada-wide distribution of our Epilepsy Information booklets to
Epilepsy Associations and Hospital Epilepsy Clinics has been made possible by an
unrestricted grant from UCB Canada Inc.
KIDS ON THE BLOCK - TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT EPILEPSY ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME
Our office remains open at this time. However, we have placed a short-term freeze on all in-person events that are routinely offered by us. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments which are evolving. The well-being of our members, employees, friends and families is of the deepest concern to us.
Even though these are trying times and many of our programs are suspended a telephone call to us will be returned within 24 (working day) hours.
The High Level Bridge will be lit in purple to commemorate the official 60th Anniversary of the Edmonton Epilepsy Association on June 7th, 2020. Our 60th Anniversary Gala will be held in the fall.
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