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Voices of Epilepsy

Mother underscores importance of diagnosing ESES epilepsy early

June 7, 2018

By Deron Hamel Jennifer Young says parents should be aware of the symptoms of Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES) epilepsy, a condition that appears in childhood and does not present itself through seizures but rather as learning difficulties and behavioural changes. Jennifer’s son was diagnosed with ESES when he was seven years old and…

Provincial Budget Update

March 29, 2018

Epilepsy Ontario is disappointed to see no dedicated funding for epilepsy education and support programs in this year’s provincial budget announcement. Epilepsy Ontario and Community Epilepsy Agencies across the province have pushed to include core program funding as part of this year’s budget. The need for education and support program funding was the key message…