Webinar on Advocating for Seizure Safe Schools

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Webinar on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET


Join us for an educational webinar, “Advocating for Seizure Safe Schools,” on November 5, 2019.  The Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizure Safe Schools Act aims to ensure all school personnel, including nurses, teachers, coaches, administrators and volunteers, are prepared, can recognize and can respond appropriately and efficiently to students who experience seizures.

To date, four states – Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, and Illinois – have successfully passed Seizure Safe Schools legislation. The Epilepsy Foundation is inviting state-level elected officials and grassroots volunteers – parents, community organizers, health care providers, etc. – to learn more about our initiative and join the Foundation’s Seizure Safe Schools Act efforts in your state.


“Advocating for Seizure Safe Schools”

  • Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET

Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, director of health communications and engagement for the Epilepsy Foundation, our guest speaker will discuss:

  • Navigating the legislative process
  • Requirements and protections included in the legislation
  • Why this legislative initiative is important for children living with epilepsy
  • Current advocacy efforts around the Seizure Safe Schools Act
  • How you can get involved with advocating for Seizure Safe Schools Act in your state


Elaine Kiriakopoulos

Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc
Director, Health Communications and Engagement
Epilepsy Foundation

Guest Speaker

Abbey Roudebush Esq.

Abbey Roudebush Esq.
Senior Manager of Government Relations & Advocacy
Epilepsy Foundation


Authored by: Epilepsy Foundation Advocacy on 10/2019

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The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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