Education in Schools

Our Public Education sessions are free; however, donations are appreciated.

As professionals, teachers, and mentors, we understand that there’s a need for more knowledge and awareness with epilepsy among children.  With this, we can appreciate that schools may not have all of the tools and resources needed to set their students up for success in this area.

Bringing Education on Epilepsy to Your School

One of our staff would be pleased to come to your location, inside Simcoe County, to present to students, teachers, and / or parents on topics which can include the following:

  • An overview of epilepsy,
  • Getting diagnosed,
  • Different seizure types,
  • First-aid for seizures and when to call an ambulance, and
  • How to best support children in the classroom

At this time, all education is being done virtually; there is no charge for our programs.

Presentations can be between 30 minutes to 60 minutes in length; the length of the presentation will be determined in part by the content to be discussed in addition to the age group.

If you would like to book anything, please send us an email at helloepilepsysimcoe@gmail.com.

How Schools Can Support Epilepsy Simcoe County

As a school, you’re invited to participate in Purple Day (which falls on March 26th each year). Purple Day takes place around the globe to create awareness about epilepsy.

Anybody interested in supporting Purple Day in Simcoe County can become a “Purple Day Ambassador” by wearing purple and spreading awareness of epilepsy in the area and to family and friends. In your school you can also do the following:

  • Create a “Purple Door” Campaign with your school and see which classroom can design the best Purple Day door (be sure to send us the photos; we’d love to see them!),
  • Raise funds for Epilepsy Simcoe County through a bake sale at your school,
  • Invite children to bring in a loonie for Purple Day for Epilepsy Simcoe County; this loonie will represent the 1 in 100 individuals living with the disease.

Let us know your plans to support Purple Day in your school by sending an email to epilepsysimcoecounty@rogers.com

Resources for the Classroom

Please feel free to show the above video to your class. You are also invited to download and print the posters below.

Resources for Teachers

Click on each of the pictures below to view.