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Epilepsy Workshops for Parents and Caregivers
The Matty Fund® helps plan and support informative workshops for parents and caregivers of children touched by epilepsy. Recent Matty Fund® Workshops have included:
Epilepsy Transitions presented in conjunction with the Hasbro Children’s Hospital’ CNDC (Children’s Neurodevelopment Center) with sessions such as Epilepsy 101, Treatment Options, School Issues, and Transition to Adulthood, Parent and Family Support, Twenty-one and Still Dependent and Transiciones de la epilepsia en Español.
Epilepsy Medication Parent Workshop – To learn more about commonly prescribed anticonvulsants for children and young adults, side effects and treatments.
Basic Rights in Special Education – Designed to help parents learn more aobut IEP’s and 504 plans
Childhood Epilepsy, A Hopeful Perspective – Featuring the story of a matty fund family and a discussion of treatment options with a pediatric neurologist.
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Visit our event’s calendar to see any upcoming events and workshops
School Nurse Teacher Presentation Focusing on identifying seizure activity, understanding how seizures affect learning, and teaching safety protocol to follow when a child has a seizure at school.
Alternative Therapy Workshop:
Visit our Videos Page for clickable links to view portions (Chapters 1-5) of the Alternative Therapies Workshop
Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate:
Held December 2, 2013 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, this workshop featured speakers Dr. Uzma Sharif, Stacie Zamperini, M.Ed. and Kathleen Collins, M.S. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the evening.
Our MissionThe 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