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.

 

Download in-service flyer

 

 

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.

Learn more about the Kids on the Block Program here.

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.

 

Download detailed information

Download KOTB booking form   

 

 

Public Forums

Public forums are held annually, usually in March or 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.

KIDS ON THE BLOCK - TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT EPILEPSY ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME

EEA Response to COVID-19/CoronAvirus Concerns

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.

60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

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.

 

Click here for more information.

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