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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month


SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS

My Not-So-Secret-Seizures (30 min)

· Wednesday, November 3rd @ 10am or 2pm

· Friday, November 12th @ 10am or 2pm

For our youngest audiences, this program is based on a picture book that will be read aloud, and each student will receive a coloring book of the story. We will ship coloring books to the address you provide when you register.

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1 in 26 (45 min)

· Wednesday, November 3rd @ 9am or 1pm

· Friday, November 12th @ 9am or 1pm

Typically for 4th grade and up, this program talks about epilepsy and seizures and how to support your peers. It also includes a series of short videos featuring kids from western Pennsylvania who have epilepsy.

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Seizures and Service Dogs (30 min)

· Tuesday, November 9th @ 9am or 10am

This program includes a special guest speaker - one of our Oscar Project recipients. We will talk about seizure first aid and how service dogs are trained to help their humans.

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SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Seizure Recognition and First Aid Training for School Personnel (60 min)

· Monday, November 1st @ 4pm or 5:30pm

· Wednesday, November 10th @ 4pm or 5:30pm

For faculty and staff, this presentation provides an overview of epilepsy and seizures. Topics that are covered include seizure recognition and first aid, treatments for epilepsy, and how to manage seizures in a school setting. The EAWCP is an approved Act 48 provider. Participants who wish to receive Act 48 credits must register individually to participate in one of our virtual trainings. Pre-survey questions are included as part of the registration process. After the training you will receive a post-survey; the post-survey must be completed within 48 hours of the training in order to receive Act 48 credits.

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Download our 2021 NEAM Kit below, which includes:

 

· Free Virtual Education Series for Students

We have scheduled a series of free programs to teach students of all ages about epilepsy and seizures. Register your class today for one of our upcoming presentations. If none of the available times work, reach out to us to schedule a separate program.

 

· Free Seizure Recognition and First Aid Training for Staff

Staff participating in our free seizure recognition and first aid training are eligible to receive Act 48 credits.

 

· Tips for Celebrating NEAM in Your School

We have included a blurb for your morning announcements, some epilepsy facts, and a few other fun ideas to incorporate epilepsy awareness into your November plans.

 

· NEAM Poster

 

· Epilepsy Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is one of many resources that are available from the EAWCP. Contact us to request additional printed copies of this resource or any others available on our website at www.eawcp.org/programs/resourcelibrary/.



File: 2021 NEAM Kit.pdf