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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…

Agency works with media to bring supports to family of boy with epilepsy

August 18, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton communications manager Trevor Gordon was scanning online news stories in May when he came across a Global News article about a Mississauga family who was trying to find supports for the 5-year-old boy they had adopted who is living with epilepsy. In May, Rosy Garcia and Andres Sosa…

Efforts underway to help people living with epilepsy affected by Alberta wildfire

May 12, 2016

By Deron Hamel Edmonton Epilepsy Association is part of a consolidated emergency support team to help people displaced by the wildfire that continues to impact northern Alberta, near the town of Fort McMurray. The agency has been finding accommodation in private homes for people with epilepsy and their families since the town was evacuated May…