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COVID-19 Local Operations Update

As many of us are hearing reports of states, counties, and cities throughout the United States beginning to reopen in different phases, you are probably wondering how this effects your local Epilepsy Foundation. We are continuing to operate based on the most recent guidance issued by our public health experts and government officials surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our community. Our highest ...
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Epilepsy Orange County is now a HOBSCOTCH Certified Chapter

Taking Control: Building Skills to Improve Cognitive Challenges in Epilepsy Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts approximately 3.5 million people in the United States. Over half of people living with epilepsy report difficulties with cognition. This can include problems with attention, thinking, learning, remembering, reasoning and planning. HOBSCOTCH (Home-Based Self-Management and Cognitive Training Changes Lives) is an epilepsy self-management program designed to assist ...
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Preparing for a Telemedicine Visit

Telemedicine or telehealth visits use audio and video to connect you to your healthcare provider from your location or home. These are sometimes called “virtual visits”. You will be able to see, hear, and talk to your provider, just like you do in the office. Currently, these visits can be done between you at home and your provider in their office. The telehealth appointment is ...
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COVID-19 and Epilepsy Fact Sheet

While most people who may develop COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) will have only mild to moderate symptoms, some people may need to see a health care provider or be hospitalized. The focus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and all of us, is on slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring people can receive the care they need ...
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Support Epilepsy/Seizure Legislation in California

On February 6, 2020, Assembly Member Levine, Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, and Senator Umberg introduced the Seizure Safe Schools Act (AB 2116). This bill will improve the care of students with epilepsy in schools by ensuring: 1. Prescribed FDA-approved medications are administered to the student with epilepsy 2. Students have a seizure action plan in their file and that the action plan is properly distributed ...
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Volunteers are very important to the daily function and impact of the Epilepsy Foundation Orange County. Volunteering can be a rich, rewarding experience. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers to plug-in on a short term or long-term basis – whatever fits your schedule! ...
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Executive Director Shannon Abdul-Wahab

Epilepsy Foundation Orange County hires new Executive Director

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Orange County chapter, Shannon was a 7 year veteran on the board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. While there, she co-chaired the annual Walk to End Epilepsy at The Rose Bowl, eventually helping to lead the charge for the Walk to End Epilepsy Nationwide. Shannon’s walks reached nearly 20,000 people and raised close to $2 ...
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