We offer a number of monthly epilepsy support & empowerment groups across the state, that provide individuals with epilepsy and their families, the opportunity to meet, share resources, speak with medical professionals and unite.
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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE:
ONLINE – CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE -NOTE: Please have patience while you’re automatically navigated to online payment site.
CHECK (kindly make out to: Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona with “Camp Candlelight” in the notes)
CASH/MONEY ORDER (in-person delivery MUST be pre-scheduled, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up a time for this)
(**If your child is not accepted for some reason, a full refund of the $500.00 payment will be provided. Not applicable to $30.00 Scholarship App fee, which is required and non-refundable.)
**NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE UPON SUBMISSION OF YOUR CAMP APPLICATION. IF THE CHILD IS UNABLE TO ATTEND, A FULL REFUND OF THE CAMP FEE WILL BE PROVIDED.
ANY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED PAST 5/12/17 WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL $50.00 LATE FEE.
Camper Eligibility Requirements:
Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
Be ages 8 through 17 (can vary depending on doctor’s description of child’s age level conduct)
Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance
We’d like to thank and recognize our 2017 Camp Candlelight Sponsors for their generous support!
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:
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 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.
We 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.
2017 DATES/TIMES/LOCATION COMING SOON!
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
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 email@example.com or call (602) 406-3581.
Studio 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.
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
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!
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.
Or mailed to: Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona ATTN: AMBER SCHOLARSHIP 350 W. Thomas Rd. STE. 104 Phoenix, AZ 85013
UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
The 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.
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
A seizure response dog
Seizure alert monitor or device (or other technology recommended by the patient’s physician)
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.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 4, 2016 PST
The Alpine Recovery Bi-Annual Essay Contest Scholarship
Twice 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:
2016 DEADLINE HAS PASSED – STAY TUNED FOR 2017 DEADLINE.
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.