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Epilepsy Association of WA --

Building Productive Lives

Do you realise:

•   One or two people out of every hundred will have epilepsy at some stage in their life.

•    1 to 2% of Australians have active epilepsy and most are living productive lives with this condition?

•   The majority of those who have epilepsy will achieve control with medication.

•   Epilepsy can occur at any age and may be the result of many factors including head injuries, brain infections, strokes or heredity.

So many people build productive lives in spite of their epilepsy. Yet there is a stigma attached to an epilepsy diagnosis that unfairly tries to squelch the hopes and aspirations of these individuals.

Epilepsy Association of WA is seeking to change that!

•  Through education about what epilepsy is, we are breaking down the misconceptions people have about this most common of neurological conditions.

•  Through participation in research, we are increasing the information available about epilepsy.

•  Through activities and events, we are proving that people with epilepsy can lead productive lives.

We are determined to get the word out that epilepsy does not, of itself, cause a person to be intellectually handicapped.

Use this site as a resource.  This is a place to connect with people who will support you.

At Epilepsy Association of WA, we say, "You can attain your dreams." Let us become a part of your successful future.

 

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  • 23-Jun-2016

    Letter from the parents of Stephen Burns Hello Everyone It is seven weeks now..

  • 01-Jun-2016

    Epilepsy WA relies on donations given to us by members of the public. We do no..

  • 12-Apr-2016

    Dr Samantha Hall is a good friend of our association. In this interview with her she talks open..

  • 26-Mar-2016

    http://m.6pr.com.au/news/epilepsy-awareness-day-20160325-gnrde6.html..

  • 26-Mar-2016

    Living with illness The article about Samantha Hall (Escape from the grip of epilepsy News ..

  • 24-Mar-2016

    https//au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31179099/escaping-from-the-grip-of-epilepsy/ (http://http..

  • 17-Feb-2016

    Our Purple Day fund raising page can be accessed here: https://www.everydayher..

  • 11-Feb-2016

    Interview on Radio National about Medical Marijuana. Our CEO is featured on this programme:..

  • 05-Oct-2015

    http://http//www.communitynews.com.au/news/Drawing-on-experiences/7676631 (http://http://www.co..

  • 23-Sep-2015

    This was an interview done by our CEO on Radio Station 6PR: http://https//soundcloud.co..