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Advocate explains how people with severe epilepsy can claim disability tax credit

December 1, 2016

By Deron Hamel People living with severe epilepsy not controlled by medications often find it challenging to obtain the disability tax credit (DTC) because the condition falls into a grey area. However, people with epilepsy and family members supporting people with the condition have avenues to take in order to receive the DTC. The DTC…

Focal dyscognitive seizures explored in new video

January 21, 2016

By Deron Hamel A businessman is giving a presentation in a boardroom. Suddenly, he stops midspeech and begins to blankly stare. Then he starts to fidget and wander. One of his colleagues notices something is not right, but she has seen this before. She walks over to the man and slowly begins to guide him…

Summerfest Camp registration begins Dec. 4 GIVE YOUR CHILD A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

December 3, 2015

By Deron Hamel Summerfest Camp is going into its 22nd year in 2016 and families can register their children for a session in this unique, two-week camping experience starting Dec. 4. Each year Summerfest Camp, which is sponsored by Epilepsy Ontario, has an average of 20 to 40 children and youths who have epilepsy attend…

New clinical guidelines expected to help patients get the right care for epilepsy

April 2, 2015

By Deron Hamel A prominent Toronto neurologist says the recent establishment of the Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children is an important step forward in creating consistent epilepsy care in Ontario. Dr. Carter Snead, a neurologist at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), says the greatest overall changes he hopes…