The Truth About Epilepsy: Dispelling Myths

Please join us Thursday, 11/9, Palisades Room, Casey Hall, 11:15 – 12:30, to debunk common myths and learn safety protocol from our local expert Michelle Quinn, Capabilities/Epilepsy Society of Southern NY.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, more than 3.4 million people are affected by epilepsy, making this condition the 4th most common neurological disorder in the world. In the U.S. alone, about 150,000 individuals are diagnosed annually; 1 in 100 has had a single unprovoked episode or has a diagnosis. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.

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Sponsored by Special Services
Capabilities maintains an environment where adults with epilepsy, parents and caretakers of children with epilepsy can talk freely,
gain information and feel supported and stay connected.

Lesson on Traumatic Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month 

Please join us for a lesson on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the established relation to seizures and epilepsy with speaker Michelle Quinn of Capabilities Partnership, West Nyack.

Reported as a common occurrence in young adults between ages 15 and 24 by the Mayo Clinic, brain injuries average about 200,000 U.S. cases annually.
Our speaker will cover the causes and types of brain injuries and teach us how to recognize and administer general First Aid for Seizures.

Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Location: Palisades Room, Casey Hall

Speaker: Michelle Quinn, Community Resource Specialist for Capabilities Partnership
Call Special Services at 845-848-4035 for further information. No RSVP is necessary.

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