Seizure Smart is a free program for schools, workplaces, and other groups that want to learn more about epilepsy and how to help someone having a seizure.
Each presentation includes general epilepsy and seizure first aid information, and can be adapted to address a particular situation or person with epilepsy (with that person’s approval).
Seizure Smart presentations help demystify epilepsy and separate fact from myth. Attendees will learn how to identify different types of seizures and respond appropriately when they see someone have a seizure. They will also gain a better understanding of the impact of epilepsy on everyday life.
These presentations are tailored to their audience, whether it’s teachers, students, employers, employees, or the general public. Epilepsy Ottawa has Seizure Smart presentations available for just about any age group, starting as early as Kindergarten.
By providing the public with a greater awareness of the challenges people with epilepsy face as well as demystifying seizures and seizure first aid, Seizure Smart reduces barriers for people with epilepsy to full participation in our community.
Presentations are available at locations in Ottawa and surrounding rural areas (Lanark County, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell County, and Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties). If you have questions about availability in your area, please feel welcome to contact us.
For the time being, all presentations are virtual.
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