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Epilepsy Arizona

26 Apr

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

April 26, 2014 | By |

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of treatment in which short bursts of electrical energy are directed into the brain via the vagus nerve, a large nerve in the neck. The energy comes from a battery, about the size of a silver dollar, which is surgically implanted under the skin, usually on the chest. Read More

26 Apr

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Surgery

April 26, 2014 | By |

When antiepileptic drugs fail to control or reduce seizures, surgery on the brain may be considered. Although some of the techniques are recent, surgical removal of seizure-producing areas of the brain has been an accepted form of treatment for more than 50 years. Read More

26 Apr

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Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2014 | By |

Normally, our bodies run on energy from glucose, which we get from food. We can’t store large amounts of glucose, however. We only have about a 24-hour supply. When a child has no food for 24 hours – which is the way the diet begins, usually in a hospital – he or she uses up all the stored glucose. Read More

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.

2018 DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

All scholarship applications can either be scanned/emailed to: AZ@EFA.org

Or mailed to:
Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
ATTN: AMBER SCHOLARSHIP
3620 N. 4th Ave. Rm. #228
Phoenix, AZ 85013

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

UCB_Epilepsy_LogoThe UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $1,900,000 in scholarships to more than 380 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

http://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com.

2019 DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019.

APPLY NOW

Josh Provides Foundation: Epilepsy Seizure Devices & Alert Dog Financial Assistance logo

The mission statement of JoshProvides improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorder. In addition, the Foundation strives to eliminate the stigma sometimes associated with epilepsy. To learn more about our funding priorities, please visit the page “How JoshProvides Can Help.”

You may download an application below if after reviewing the information on the JoshProvides website, you determine you need financial assistance for:

  • Transportation expenses to and from home, school, medical services or employment
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical services
  • A seizure response dog
  • Seizure alert monitor or device (or other technology recommended by the patient’s physician)
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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.

Click to Apply

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

Place “2018-19 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

DEADLINE FOR 2018 APPLICATIONS: NOVEMBER 15, 2018

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 2018 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 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.

2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR 2019-2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE.

The Alpine Recovery Bi-Annual Essay Contest Scholarship

Twlsice a year, the Alpine Recovery Lodge awards $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:

2018 SUMMER DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

2018 WINTER DEADLINE: November 1, 2018

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.***

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship Program

Through the Arizona Community Foundation‘s online system containing more than 90 scholarship opportunities, high school seniors and college students complete one application and are automatically matched with available scholarships, based upon their qualifications.

The application opens annually in January, with most awards given by May of each year.

CURE Education Enrichment Fund

Made possible by the generous funding of Lundbeck, the CURE Education Enrichment Fund program is a one-time scholarship (up to $5,000) for those living with epilepsy, family members & caregivers. The scholarship is to be used toward coursework to advance personal knowledge in research, health education, advocacy and/or awareness in relation to their experiences with epilepsy.

2018 DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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 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 11-14) – 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 and LEARN MORE.

 

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 Teens 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
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.

14 Apr

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Amazon Smile

April 14, 2014 | By |

Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Why not shop and give at the same time! Visit smile.amazon.com and before you begin shopping, select the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.
Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to us!

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Use Amazon Smile & Donate Today

14 Apr

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Community Rewards

April 14, 2014 | By |

Did you know you can support the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona just by shopping at Fry’s? It’s easy when you enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards! To get started, click here to sign in to your VIP account and search for “epilepsy” or type in #44036 to select us as your charitable partner. A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Foundation to help support our mission!

Enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards Today!