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
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.
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.
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
life, the Epilepsy Foundation
Aruba is here to help
you connect with information
A variety of peer groups are offered
across MN and
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
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.
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.
Volunteering is a great way
to get involved and make
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.