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21 Sep

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2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference

September 21, 2016 | By |

Join Us for the 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference!

It’s informative & FREE register online today! REGISTER

 

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

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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.

NOTICE: PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER FOR 2017 DATES & APPLICATIONS.

NOTE: Financial assistance is available for campers who qualify.

Eligibility 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.

Please see Camp Candlelight 2016 Staff and Camper applications below. We prefer that all application documents be filled out in Adobe PDF and emailed to info@epilepsyaz.org.  Please note that there is a $35.00 registration fee for all scholarship applicants only.

We’d like to thank and recognize our 2016 Camp Candlelight Sponsors for their generous support!

 

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For additional questions, contact us at (602) 406-3581 or info@epilepsyaz.org

25 Apr

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Educational Conferences

April 25, 2014 | By |

2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference:

SAVE-THE-DATE!

Click to View 2015 Video!

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees who were a part of the  2016 Pediatric Epilepsy Conference!

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Couldn’t make it? No problem! Watch the entire event NOW!

 

Click Here To Watch

A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Pediatric Epilepsy Conference Sponsors! 

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

 

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 and 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:

To apply to be a volunteer, please download and complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (first item in the table, below) & mail or email your completed form to info@epilepsyaz.org.

IMPORTANT FORMS & DOCUMENTS:

FORM/DOCUMENTUSE/PURPOSE
This document must be filled out by ALL volunteers to track hours/services. This will also need to be presented to the Foundation to in order to gain recognition for volunteer hours served that given year.
This document outlines steps needed in order to become an official EFAZ Trainer Volunteer.
This document outlines steps needed to become a volunteer phone mentor. This document also includes the call log, which all phone mentors MUST fill out and provide to the Foundation, quarterly.
This document outlines what it takes to be an EFAZ tabling volunteer and includes helpful FAQs.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION:

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

  • ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL.
  • If you have epilepsy, please complete the following section. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE EPILEPSY PLEASE TYPE "N/A" FOR ALL.

  • Volunteer Interests - PLEASE CHECK ALL YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

 

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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

 

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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.

2016 REGISTRATION FORM & WAIVER

ATTN: WE DO NOT HAVE A FAX MACHINE.
PLEASE SEND IN COMPLETED APPLICATION BY SCANNING/EMAILING TO: INFO@EPILEPSYAZ.ORG OR MAILING TO:

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
ATTN: Studio E
350 W. Thomas Rd. STE 104
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Thank you for applying!

Updates

ANNOUNCING 2016 DATES:
SATURDAY, JUNE: 18 & 25
SATURDAY, JULY: 9, 16, 23, & 30
SATURDAY, AUG: 6

The Children’s Group will meet from 10:00am-11:00am
(PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 8 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE)
The Adult’s Group
will meet from 11:15am-1:15pm

LOCATION:
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

To register for Studio E, please complete the following forms and submit to Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Youth & adults must have all (applicable) forms completed.

More information about the Studio E program and how to enroll in this year’s sessions will be available soon! For any other questions, please contact Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at info@epilepsyaz.org or call (602) 406-3581.

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.

 

25 Apr

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Get Seizure Smart!

April 25, 2014 | By |

School Nurse Continuing Education – Managing Students with Seizures (Online Course)

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.

  • Get the FREE seizure management training nurses need ,online
  • Earn 3.2 continuing education units
  • Learn how to teach others to support students with epilepsy
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Visit  www.livewebcast.net/SeizureTraining4nurses to begin your online training today.

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

 

Let’s Get Seizure Smart

The training for school staff/personnel is FREE, only 1-hour in length, and doesn’t include any testing afterwards! Each trainee will just be asked to take a brief survey, which helps us to continue improving our seizure and epilepsy awareness trainings. We hope you’ll take advantage of this vital resource so next time someone has a seizure YOU can be Seizure Smart!

Request Seizure Smart Training

Please complete the form below and we’ll work 1-on-1 with you to schedule an on-site training at your school or workplace. An Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona staff member will reach out to you after this form is submitted to set this up. Thank you!

To request a training, please complete the following information and click submit.

 

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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.

APPLY FOR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP!

***DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2016***

all scholarship applications can either be scanned/emailed to: info@epilepsyaz.org.

Or mailed to:
Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
ATTN: AMBER SCHOLARSHIP
350 W. Thomas Rd. STE. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85013

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

UCB_Epilepsy_LogoThis 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.

2016 DEADLINE HAS PASSED – STAY TUNED FOR 2017 DEADLINE.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a Junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

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Please attach your application, supporting materials, etc. and email to: scholarship@aahd.us

Place “2016-17 Scholarship” in subject line. (Please use MS Word for your personal statement and MS Word, if at all possible, and/or PDF for all other documents that are emailed as attachments).

Or, please mail documents to:
Scholarship Committee
American Association on Health and Disability
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J
Rockville, MD 20850

Only completed applications will be considered and must be postmarked and/or received by email no later than November 15, 2016.

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2016 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2016. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US

2016 DEADLINE HAS PASSED – STAY TUNED FOR 2017 DATES/DEADLINE.

The Alpine Recovery Bi-Annual Essay Contest Scholarship

Twlsice a year, we award $1,000 to students in need to help them receive the education they deserve. High school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada.  To apply, please submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected you. A winner will be chosen based on strength of essay and financial need. Applicants must abide by the following deadlines:

Summer Deadline – July 1st  & Winter Deadline – November 1st

Include your full name, physical address, email address, phone number, and proof that you are currently enrolled in high school or college (recent transcript, etc.) along with your essay.

Please email your essay and supporting documents to: scholarships@alpinerecoverylodge.com

Or, mail a physical copy to:
Alpine Recovery Lodge
5406 W 11000 N, Suite 103-429
Highland, Utah 84003

If you choose to email your essay, please send it as a Word document or PDF attachment. Other file types will not be accepted.

***Winners for the Alpine Scholarship will be notified by July 31st & November 30th.***

 

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

046camp 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 can range in age from 8 to 17, beginning at age 17, teens have the opportunity to become counselors-in-training (CITs), 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.

Contact us at: info@epilepsy.org to learn more and get started!

 

Teens Speak Up!

046As 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
Room 1-212

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
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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.