Epilepsy Foundation

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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WHAT CAN I DO?

In order to help our students with epilepsy, we must ask some important and hard questions. Here is where you can find the answers.

Teachers & Paraprofessionals

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As teachers and paraprofessionals, you're interacting with students more than anyone else -- in the classroom, on the playground. It's important to know how to recognize when a student is having a seizure and the proper steps to take when that happens. All teachers and paraprofessionals should have a conference with the parents to go over a student's seizure action plan to ensure the safety of the student.

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School Nurses

School nurses are the first line of defense in ensuring the safety of students with epilepsy. The school nurse is responsible for keeping strict adherence to a student's seizure action plan and follow through with what the student's physician has detailed for them, including medication schedules and possible emergency medications.

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Students

If you have a classmate with epilepsy, who experiences seizures, the best thing that you can do for them is be their friend. Don't assume that you know what is going on with your classmate, and instead be there to help. 

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