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Educate, Connect, Empower

The Epilepsy Foundation of Aruba works to educate, connect and empower people affected by seizures.  Programs are designed and developed to meet the needs of people affected by epilepsy. 

 

For more information about programs, please call (297) 593-5562.

Educate:

Seizure Smart Communities
Seizure Smart Communities are communities that are educated about seizures and people with epilepsy feel connected and have the resources they need to manage their epilepsy.   

Seizure Recognition & Response Training
These free trainings teach people how to recognize a seizure and how to properly respond to someone having a seizure.  Seizure Recognition & Response Trainings are available to
a variety of audiences.

Seizure Smart Schools
Ensuring that kids with seizures have the best possible school experience, this program partners with teachers, school nurses, parents and kids to make their schools Seizure Smart.

Conferences
Two educational conferences are offered annually.  The Duluth Conference is held in the summer and the Midwest Regional Conference is held in the Twin Cities in the fall.

Connect:

Camp Oz
A week-long residential camp for kids and teens with epilepsy, Camp Oz has been offering a camping experience to youth since 1983.  Camp Oz is offered the third week of June each summer at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI.

Family Events
To ensure that people don't
feel isolated, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota offers a variety of recreational events throughout the year designed to connect kids, adults and families affected by epilepsy.

Shining Star Program
& Winning Kid

A program that celebrates children with epilepsy, the Shining Star Program insures that children with seizures no longer feel isolated or alone.   Each year, the Epilepsy Foundation selects a Winning Kid from the Shining Star program to represent the organization and to help
raise awareness of
epilepsy and seizures.

Information & Referral Services
This program connects people
to information, resources and community agencies that serve people with seizures.  Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have had epilepsy your entire
life, the Epilepsy Foundation
Aruba is here to help
you connect with information
and resources.

Peer Groups
A variety of peer groups are offered across MN and
Eastern ND.

Empower:

Stroll for Epilepsy
While the Stroll for Epilepsy is the largest fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation Aruba, it is also an event that raises awareness of epilepsy and seizures as well as an opportunity for people to get involved, take action and support people with seizures.  

Brainstorms Art Collection and Epilogues Writing Collection
The Brainstorms Art Collection showcases the talents of people with epilepsy.  Each year, the Foundation collects artwork that is then displayed at a variety of venues in hopes of bringing epilepsy awareness to everyone.

The Epilogues Writing Collection started in 2007.  Anyone affected by epilepsy, including loved ones and caregivers, are encouraged to submit written work that is then compiled and shared.
 
Advocacy
You are your best advocate.  The Epilepsy Foundation helps people advocate on behalf of themselves whether it be with their employer or their school.  In addition, the organization provides advocacy opportunities that impact legislation.

Volunteer Program
Volunteering is a great way
to get involved and make
a difference.

Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council helps guide and direct youth programs while providing our young students with epilepsy the opportunity to lead and make a difference.



 

 

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