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Youth

The Epilepsy Foundation's youth programs and National Youth Council provide programs, services, support and connection to encourage young people living with epilepsy and seizures to empower themselves and each other.

Tyler and Ava invite you to learn more and talk about epilepsy and seizures.

Visit the For Youth section of this website for help dealing with living with epilepsy, seizures in school, talking about epilepsy with your friends, driving, dating, sports and safety, and much more.

National Youth Council

The Epilepsy Foundation’s National Youth Council exists to create and advise programs, services, and networks that connect all youth, and to encourage young people living with epilepsy to empower themselves.

 

Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program

 

Why Art Therapy?

Art is a natural way to communicate, relieve tension and express emotions. There are some things that many kids (and even adults!) cannot find the words to describe and art makes that easier. At the same time, young people are generally less guarded through art and may be able to communicate ideas more clearly. Studio E provides an opportunity to express emotions through fun and engaging activities. It builds a sense of community and connection.

Learn more about Studio E.

Email lvitko@efa.org to find a Studio E program near you!

 

Comic Book Available: "Medikidz Explain Epilepsy"

Medikidz Explain Epilepsy

“Medikidz Explain Epilepsy” tells Jack’s story. He’s 14 years old and lives with epilepsy. Jack has five superhero friends whose mission is to help explain epilepsy to children living with the condition and their friends.

Meet the Medikidz heros and pick up a copy of the comic book at the National Walk for Epilepsy on March 22, 2014, in Washington, DC. Or order a free copy at www.eisaiepilepsy.com.

 

More Coming Soon!

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Tyler
Tyler

Age: 16

Tyler was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 11 after he had seizure at school and then another while playing baseball.

His classmates teased him when he had his first seizure, so Tyler doesn’t always want to tell people about his epilepsy – including his girlfriend Ava, who just started at Fairmont High.

Tyler doesn’t know anyone else with epilepsy – will he get to know you?

Synapps26, Ava
Ava

Age: 15

Ava just moved to town and is already getting involved at school.

Ava has never seen Tyler have a seizure, and she doesn’t know anyone with epilepsy (as far as she know...).

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