Please join us for our annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy in partnership with the Durham Community Foundation, 'Walk for your Cause' event.
When: Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Where: Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility | 2700 Audley Rd. N., Ajax
Registration: 10:00 in Taunton Hall | Deer Creek Golf Course
Walk Starts: 10:30 on the Ruby Course
The loop of the Ruby Course is approximately 3.1 km - there will be markers at every km so you can choose how far you walk!
Lunch is available for all registered participants in Taunton Hall after the
UPDATE DECEMBER 22ND, 2017
Daniel and his mom send Merry Christmas wishes to you. Your support and kindness has been so inspiring and uplifting.
Thank you so much for caring! Daniel is a special little boy is loved very much. Thank you.
UPDATE DECEMBER 8TH, 2017
Daniel continues to get stronger every day. He will begin attending school at Holland Bloorview Kid Rehabilitation Hospital a couple of days a week. Please send your well wishes to Daniel and his mom as they continue their recovery journey leading into the holidays.
UPDATE DECEMBER 1ST, 2017
Daniel and his mom have moved from Sick Kids Hospital to Holland Bloorview Kid Rehabilitation Hospital to continue with a new phase in his recovery
Trent University Durham is proud to be offering Humanities 101, our community-based initiative, for the fourth year, this Fall.
Humanities 101 at Trent University Durham is a free, 10-week, not-for-credit multi-disciplinary course offering classes in humanities and social sciences. Students will attend classes each week for two hours (one hour of lecture and one hour of seminar-style discussion). Each week will bring a new topic and new instructor.
The intent of the program is to provide access to higher education to those in the Durham Region who might face barriers – either financial or otherwise and also to provide our community with opportunities for lifelong learning. There is a concerted effort to keep the topics lively and engaging but also accessible to those who may not have completed secondary or post-secondary education. Students are not required to do readings or complete assignments and involvement in class
As school begins again for children, kids with epilepsy are worrying about more than just new teachers and classrooms. Many families are afraid of the unpredictability that seizures cause, and if it will keep other kids from being their friend or impact a successful school year. They fear teachers may not know what to do if they have a seizure, they hope there will be after school activities they can participate in, especially if their seizures can’t be controlled with medication. Simply put, having epilepsy makes being a kid complicated!
With your ongoing support, you can ensure that parents and children have the resources they need to overcome the fear they may feel at school, while facing the challenges of epilepsy. With this in mind we are launching our back to school campaign and hope you will help us to reach our goal of $500.00 the
GEARING UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR FOR CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS INVOLVES EARLY PLANNING -- ONLY A FEW WEEKS TO THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL
For all children with medical concerns it is important to plan in advance to successfully transition the student into a new school year. In order to work towards a safe and productive setting in the school, it is important to promote a strong partnership between your family, key individuals at your child’s school, and your health care team. Children with Epilepsy can face health and learning needs that may need to be accommodated within the school setting and early planning can ensure that school administration and new teachers are up to date with information to plan for success throughout the year. Please click here for some tips to assist with the process of preparing for