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Understanding the Relationship Between
Epilepsy and Autism – A Workshop For Parents
March 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel; 6 – 8 pm
Join The Matty Fund and The Autism Project for a joint presentation by neurologist Dr. John Gaitanis. He will explore each topic separately and then discuss their commonality. This is a must-attend workshop for parents and caregivers seeking a better understanding of the relationship between the two illnesses.
John Gaitanis, M.D., Epitologist
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
This workshop is FREE of charge but registration is required. Register by email at Admin@mattyfund.org
Matty’s Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk/Kid’s Dash for Epilepsy
Join us for the 12th Annual Matthew Siravo Memorial 5K/Walk for Epilepsy. For the first time ever, this race/walk will take place in downtown Wakefield on Memorial Day, May 26th before the start of the Memorial Day Parade. Register before May 20 and receive an early registration fee. Click here to register, or to form a team.
Thanks to our 2014 Race/Walk Sponsors
Our Mission: The Matty Fund ® will provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy.
The Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization in memory of Matthew Siravo who passed away from epilepsy May 11, 2003. It is dedicated to providing aid for Epilepsy research and education, Epilepsy awareness through educational programs and annual scholarships to high school seniors diagnosed with Epilepsy.
Epilepsy affects 3 million Americans and is the third most common neurological disorder. Nearly 200,000 new cases occur each year. One in every 100 Americans will experience a seizure at some point in their lives, while 3% will develop Epilepsy.
“Source: Epilepsy Foundation of America”
Through public donations and organized fundraising events, the Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation will be “Helping Others With Epilepsy.”