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Epilepsy Arizona

26 Apr

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Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2014 | By |

Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting. 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 & Financial Assistance

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.

2019 DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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 HAS PASSED.

APPLY NOW

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.

Arizona Mentor Network

Arizona MENTOR’s services help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities succeed in the communities they call home.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADULT AND CHILD SERVICES HERE.

 

 

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

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.”

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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.

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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.

Learn more about the Google Lime Scholarship

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. LEARN MORE AND APPLY.

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. LEARN MORE HERE.

PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship was created to give both undergrad and post-grad students a chance to win $1,000 towards their education. LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE.

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.