Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally.
Epilepsy - is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. About 2.5 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with Epilepsy and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar.
Epilepsy Foundation of America www.epilepsyfoundation.org - provides general information, research, and advocacy services for individuals with epilepsy.
National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke - www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy - offers information, resources, publications and additional websites
Epilepsy Association of Western New York www.epilepsywny.org - assists individuals and their families in coping with and adjusting to Epilepsy and/or seizure disorders to enable them to lead more independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Sharon Urbaniak or call 716-847-5514.