Epilepsy is the most common serious disease of the brain, affecting over 50 million people worldwide. Epilepsy Durham Region is an inclusive organization where those living with Epilepsy and their family can receive support, education, and resources. Utilizing a network of programs and services, our team provides specialized care, while building community awareness throughout Durham Region.
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Alongside its Community Epilepsy Agency partners across the province, Epilepsy Ontario now has an online 50/50 raffle to support programs and services across the province, including Durham Region! Proceeds from this online 50/50 raffle will help provide education, advocacy, information and support services to the almost 95,000 people living with epilepsy and their families in Ontario.
Epilepsy Durham Region is excited about celebrating Epilepsy Awareness month, and you may be wondering about upcoming scheduled events with the news surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of this announcement, several events have been postponed and our office will be official closed to the public until April 5th, aligning with the Ontario School Boards.
While the risk of becoming...
Epilepsy Durham Region will do our best to provide current COVID-19 updates and resources to help individuals and families through this overwhelming time. Ontario COVID-19 Assessment Centres - Ontario Health Coalition Public Health Services – Government of Canada Ontario COVID – 19 Resource – Province of Ontario Employment Insurance benefits Leave – Government of Canada Ontario Human Rights...
In partnership with the Durham Community Foundation's Walk for Your Cause join us for our annual walk for epilepsy. This year, our walk will look a little different than usual. Choose any time between October 18th and October 25th to take part in your own virtual walk, send us your photos, and join us for the Durham Community Foundation’s Live Facebook event on October 25th. Looking to turn it...
At the age of 8 months Colton started having seizures and often they were status seizures lasting around 20 minutes. By the time Colton was 2 years old he had over 1000 seizures and was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is a rare genetic form of epilepsy which results in prolonged seizures, multiple seizure types, global development delay and other conditions. Once receiving the...