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Voices of Epilepsy

People affected by epilepsy asked to take important survey

July 5, 2012

People living with epilepsy and their families have been asked to participate in an important research project that could have great impact on helping attract government funding in areas to enhance the lives of those affected by the neurological disorder. Researchers were accepting input from adults aged 17 and older who are living with epilepsy,…

New Location and Contact Information

June 28, 2012

Epilepsy Ontario has moved! If you wish to get in touch with us,  you can reach us: Location:  3100 Steeles Avenue East Suite 803 Markham, ON L3R 8T3 Canada Phone: 905-474-9696 1-800-463-1119 (toll free in Ontario) Fax: 905-474-3663 Email: [email protected] Thank you for your patience as we go through our move!

Advocate puts a face to the need for epilepsy strategy

June 28, 2012

Given the high number of Ontarians living with epilepsy, there needs to be an effective action plan to support the quality of life of people affected by the neurological disorder, says Miranda Zeppieri. Zeppieri, 28, knows this first-hand — she has had a seizure disorder caused by tuberous sclerosis her whole life, and this is…

Epilepsy strategy creates ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

June 22, 2012

One of the experts who helped develop the province’s epilepsy strategy is characterizing the proposal as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for people affected by the neurological disorder and physicians who treat patients with epilepsy. Dr. Carter Snead, who heads the neurology department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), says the one in 100 Ontarians living…