UK education and support charity Epilepsy Action has launched this year’s National Epilepsy Week, running from 14th-20th May.
The theme of the 2006 event is children and young people and the charity is focusing on encouraging schools to maximise the potential of pupils with epilepsy.
In a recent survey, only 19% of schools felt that staff knowledge of epilepsy was good.
Consequently, Epilepsy Action has produced a raft of information to support parents and teachers in their care of affected pupils, including an online guide: Essential Information for Teachers.
Even if you’re not involved with children or schools you can learn how to help someone who has a seizure. You could save their life.