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27 Jul

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Calling All Volunteers!

July 27, 2015 | By |

Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a close friend or family member who has epilepsy? Do you want to make a difference in your community and educate people on the effects of epilepsy? Do you want to dedicate some of your free time to helping people in the epilepsy community? Then you should come volunteer for us!  We have a myriad of volunteer opportunities available to those willing and able to aid us on our mission to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Here is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities:

  • Telephone Mentor
  • Health Fair Booth Representative
  • Office Volunteer
  • Spanish Speaking Liaison
  • Get Seizure Smart Program Trainer
  • Empowerment Group Facilitator
  • Camp  Candlelight Volunteer

To apply to be a volunteer, please download and complete the application below then email your completed form to info@epilepsyaz.org.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Click to download the EFAZ Volunteer Application Form

 

29 Jul

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Register for Continuing Education for School Nurses

July 29, 2014 | By |

This 3 ½ hour train-the-trainer program features a neuro-nurse explaining aspects of epilepsy, seizure types, diagnosis, treatment, and first aid for the student having a seizure. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via the form below.

 

Please complete the following information and click submit

 

Verification

28 Apr

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Studio E

April 28, 2014 | By |

studioe_logoWe are excited to offer Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program to people with epilepsy in the Greater Phoenix area. Studio E offers group art therapy sessions for Adults, Teens, and Children with epilepsy, allowing them to explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting. Art is a natural way to communicate, relieve tension and express emotions. During the program, participants work with licensed art therapists using a variety of artistic media, including painting, sketching and sculpting. Because some things are easier to “say” through art, Studio E provides people impacted by epilepsy a unique opportunity to express themselves and open up about their experiences with the condition.

This year’s program will take place on the following dates:
June 13, 2015
June 20, 2015
June 27, 2015
July 11, 2015
July 18, 2015
July 25, 2015
August 1, 2015

The children’s group will meet from 9:00am-10:00am and the adult group will meet from 10:00am-12:00pm at Phoenix Center for the Arts (located at 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

For more information about the Studio E program, or to enroll in this year’s sessions, contact Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at info@epilepsyaz.org or call (602) 406-3581. Registration will close on June 11, 2015.

lundbeck_logoStudio E is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy, and the Epilepsy Foundation. To learn more about the Studio E program or see artwork generated during previous programs, visit YourPartnerInEpilepsy.com.

To register for Studio E, please complete the following forms and submit to Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Youth must have all forms completed. Adults need only the first two forms.

Studio E Registration Form and Waiver

Studio E Release Form and Artist’s Statement (Adult or Children)

Studio E Youth Parent Intake Form

25 Apr

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Get Seizure Smart

April 25, 2014 | By |

School Nurse Continuing Education – Managing Students with Seizures

The Epilepsy Foundation and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partner to provide a school nurse continuing education program titled “Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses.” NASN involvement insures that objectives and content are specifically designed to meet the real and immediate needs of school nurses.

Objectives of the program include:

  • Recognize seizures and their impact
  • Know current treatment options and their safe effects
  • Know appropriate first aid
  • Develop a seizure action plan
  • Understand key elements of a training for teachers and other school personnel

This training is designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that enable him/her to better manage students with seizures by:

  • Supporting positive treatment outcomes
  • Maximizing educational and developmental opportunities
  • Creating a safe and supportive environment

Managing Students with Seizures is a continuing education program for school nurses.  The 3 ½ hour train-the-trainer program features a neuro-nurse explaining aspects of epilepsy, seizure types, diagnosis, treatment, and first aid for the student having a seizure. A school nurse presenter will train attendees on methods for re-teaching the curriculum to school administrators, teachers and students.

Sign Up

 

Let’s Get Seizure Smart

This program for school personnel is 60 minutes long, but you can leave and come back; the program will save your progress. You will take a short test before the program just to see how much you currently know about seizures and epilepsy, and one following the program to see how much you’ve learned.

Learn More

 

Request Seizure Smart Training

Complete the form below and we’ll work with you to schedule training.

Please complete the following information and click submit

 

Verification

25 Apr

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Educational Conferences

April 25, 2014 | By |

Coming Soon

 

Epilepsy Update- Adult Epilepsy Conference- Phoenix- November 14, 2015

 

Pediatric Epilepsy Conference- Phoenix- March 19, 2016

 

 
For any questions, please contact the Foundation at info@epilepsyaz.org or call 602-406-3581.

 

25 Apr

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Scholarships

April 25, 2014 | By |

Amber SweeneyAmber Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

The Amber Sweeney Memorial Scholarship assists an individual with epilepsy to continue her/his education. The scholarship is in memory of Amber Sweeney (pictured), a Prescott resident who died as a result of a seizure.

College students currently under the care of a physician for their epilepsy are eligible.  Students must be a resident of Arizona and attending an accredited Arizona college. The application deadline is June 30.

Click Here to Download a PDF version of the application

Click Here to Download a Word version of the application

 

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

This scholarship offers an excellent opportunity to people with epilepsy and to their family members and caregivers. There are twenty $5,000 scholarships for people with epilepsy and ten $5,000 awards to family members or caregivers of people with epilepsy. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal and permanent resident of the United States. A program description and requirement to apply can be found on the UCB website at http://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com.

For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at (602) 406-3581 or info@epilepsyaz.org.

25 Apr

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Youth & Teen Programs

April 25, 2014 | By |

Camp Candlelight

(Ages 8-17) – For over ten years, Camp Candlelight has provided a fun, educational, and safe camp experience for children with epilepsy.  Camp Candlelight is one week summer camp featuring activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses, archery, arts and crafts and nature hikes, as well as many other activities.  In addition to a wide variety of activities, Camp Candlelight offers the chance to bond with other children who have a first-hand understanding of life with epilepsy.  Campers range in age from 8 to 15, and teens aged 16 and 17 have the opportunity to become counselors-in-training, learning important skills such as mentorship and leadership. For more information, please visit the Camp Candlelight page.

 

Take Charge of the Storm

(Ages 11-18) – Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Storm is an epilepsy awareness program targeting teens and pre-teens. Students who complete this program will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of epilepsy as a medical condition, identify and learn about different types of seizures and know what to do and what not to do when someone is having a seizure.

 

Arizona Youth Leadership Council

Arizona Youth Council provides a venue for youth mentorship. Youth Council members serve as ambassadors or public spokespersons for the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s mission. Membership in the council includes youth who may or may not have epilepsy.  Members of the Youth Council serve as local program and youth outreach materials advisors.

 

Teens Speak Up

As part of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s advocacy program, kids with epilepsy from all over the U.S. and their family members attend the Kids Speak Up Program and the Epilepsy Foundation’s Public Policy in Washington, D.C.  The purpose of the dual programs is to bring together people with epilepsy to learn about new approaches to treatments for epilepsy, understand the social impact of epilepsy on the family system, as well as to recognize the power that each one of them has in making a change in epilepsy awareness and understanding. The culmination of the three day weekend are Capitol Hill visits by the kids with epilepsy, their families and affiliate members to bring the messages learned to their respective Senators and Representatives.

25 Apr

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Empowerment Groups

April 25, 2014 | By |

Epilepsy is unpredictable and affects the lives of each individual differently. Our empowerment meetings offer a supportive venue that provides the opportunity to meet others affected by epilepsy.

Northeast Valley Empowerment Meeting – All Ages

Third Monday of the month
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mayo Hospital
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
First Floor, Room 220

This group provides the opportunity for people living with epilepsy to meet, share resources, vent, speak with medical professionals and unite.

 

Harvesting Support for Pediactric Epilepsy  – Children & Adults

Every 2nd Saturday of the month
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
710 W Elliott Rd #103
Tempe, Az 85384
facebook.com/HarvestingSupportforPediatricEpilepsy

This group provides the opportunity for parents with children who have intractable epilepsy to meet, share resources, vent, and unite.

Central Phoenix Support & Empowerment Group –  All Ages

Second Monday of the month
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Banner- University Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Sandstone Conference Room North
This group provides the opportunity for people living with epilepsy to meet, share resources, vent, speak with medical professionals and unite.

 

The East Valley Epilepsy Group- All Ages

Third Thursday of the month
6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
IHOP
2100 S. Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85209

This group was created in 2010 by a wonderful young woman in the East Valley that wanted to meet other people with epilepsy.

 

West Valley Empowerment Group – All Ages

First Thursday of the Month
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Banner Thunderbird Hospital- Conference Room 5
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale AZ 85306

This group provides the opportunity for people living with epilepsy to meet, share resources, vent, speak with medical professionals and unite.

Flagstaff Empowerment Group- All Ages

Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NAU Communication Building #16. Room 232
307 W. Tormey Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

The ENOW club is a forum for students at NAU, who are advocates for epilepsy,  to meet, share resources, host events , and unite.

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

Camp Candlelight 2015 will be May 24th – 30th
Camp Sky-Y near Prescott, AZ

For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-17), enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a classic trip to summer camp. While partaking in camp adventures and entertainment, the children are able to leave behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. At Camp Candlelight, campers are surrounded by dozens of other campers who have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often the first time many children meet others their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity children have by not worrying about what people think if they have a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Candlelight, epilepsy is the norm.

Camp Candlelight features activities such as: rock climbing, high ropes course, s’mores around the campfire, paintball, swimming, Studio E, epilepsy informational sessions and nature hikes.  More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.

* Financial assistance is available for campers who qualify.

To be eligible for Camp Candlelight, a child must:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Be ages 8 through 17
  • Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance
  • Work well in small groups

Counselors must be 18 years of age and older.  A limited number of Counselor-in-Training positions exist for those aged 17 or older who have shown leadership ability in their community or as a previous camper.

For more information, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at (602) 406-3581 or email us at info@epilepsyaz.org.

Please see Camp Candlelight 2015 Staff and Camper applications below. We prefer that all application documents be filled out on Adobe PDF and emailed to info@epilepsyaz.org.  Please note that there is a $35.00 registration fee for all scholarship applicants only.

Staff: (Due By April 24, 2015)

Staff Application 2015 Cover Ltr

Staff Application 2015

Camper:(Early Registration- Due By April 1, 2015 / Late Registration- April 24, 2015)

Camper Application 2015

Camper Application 2015 Part 2 (Medical)

Camp Scholarship Application 2015