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Epilepsy Advocacy and Human Rights

Action Day 2017 will focus on need for gov’t to translate evidence into practice

February 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is focusing this year’s Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on the need to standardize care for people with epilepsy across Ontario through dissemination and implementation of the province’s clinical epilepsy guidelines, as well as explaining what the guidelines mean for patients and doctors. This year’s Epilepsy Action Day is…

Mother educates school on epilepsy guide dogs after misunderstanding

April 17, 2014

When Suzy Cornish’s daughter Ashley, accompanied by her epilepsy guide dog, recently went to a Kitchener school to pick up the son of a family friend, she was met by a teacher who told her she couldn’t enter the school with a dog. Ashley explaining to the teacher that her dog, Flicka, was not a…

Epilepsy Ontario asking for consistent legislation to protect students with chronic conditions

April 11, 2014

Ontario needs consistent legislation to ensure a safer public-school system for children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma and diabetes. This was Epilepsy Ontario executive director Rozalyn Werner-Arcé’s message to the province’s standing committee on social policy during an April 8 public hearing at Queen’s Park. Werner-Arcé joined education and health experts from across…