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Before You Look for Information on Seizures and Epilepsy

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Sorting through the wealth of online information on seizures and epilepsy can be a daunting task. What's worth reading, and what's a waste of time? Start with this recommended list of resources to find the information you need to understand and help your child.

On this Parenting Special Needs Site

There are lots of articles on this site of interest to parents of children with seizures and epilepsy, but these three will give you a good place to begin.

From the About guide to Pediatrics

Dr. Vincent Iannelli, the About.com guide to Pediatrics, offers information for parents of children with seizures and epilepsy. Read these articles on his site for more information.

Just the facts

These reference sites give good overviews of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.

U.S. organizations

These U.S.-based organizations offer information, services and support to individuals with epilepsy and their families.

International organizations

Organizations around the world provide support and information for families of children with seizures and epilepsy. Start with these three sites to connect with resources and individuals.

Parent sites

These organizations started by parents of children with epilepsy offer information on treatments, research, and advocacy.

Support

A support group, whether online or in-person, can be an important source of guidance in parenting your child with seizures and epilepsy. Start with these three resources.

Information for kids

Use these resources to help your child, as well as your child's siblings and classmates, understand more about seizures and epilepsy.
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