Epilepsy Education Programs by Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Ending epilepsy begins with education.

Sam's Law being signed into law at Governor Greg Abbott's desk.

We believe that we can end epilepsy in our lifetime. This starts with education. We want to help people with epilepsy to understand themselves and their conditions. We also want our communities to understand their needs. Mostly, we want to keep people with epilepsy safe in their daily lives.

Public advocacy.

We advocate for people with epilepsy every day. As an example, our hard work with local advocates helped lead to the enactment of Sam’s Law. This law requires certain public school employees to be trained in seizure first aid. As a result, young people with epilepsy will be safe in school.

Schools and workplaces.

Seizures can happen anywhere and at anytime. That means that people with epilepsy are particularly vulnerable in schools and workplaces. Often, seizures are mistaken for bad behavior. That is why we train more than 20,000 people per year in seizure first aid. We make Texas safer for people with epilepsy one person at a time.

Become seizure first aid certified today! Take this free course to become certified in seizure first aid. It is quick and easy, and your certification is valid for 2 years. Let’s save lives together!

Daily living.

Due to COVID-19, we took our education programs online. Each program is designed specifically for you, your family, and all others with epilepsy. We have provided training on topics like:

  • cooking for epilepsy
  • arts and crafts
  • exercise
  • work skills
  • and more.

Start on your path.

View some of our online courses and resources below. Contact us today for information.

Free Online Courses

Seizure First Aid Certification

Knowing how to help someone during a seizure can make a difference and save a life. In this free training, you will learn how to recognize signs of a seizure and how to use the basic first aid steps in different settings, for different seizure types and when medical help may be needed. This training is offered both online and in person. Certification is valid for 2 years.

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Seizure Training for School Nurses

Epilepsy education, Epilepsy 101: The Basics

This is a continuing education training program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable them to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment. Nurses can receive continuing education units. 

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Seizure Training for School Personnel

The Series for School Personnel is designed for people who work with young people in school settings. This program provides an overview of seizures and epilepsy, seizure first aid, seizure action plans, rescue therapies, seizure emergencies, and how to support students in school settings. Pre-recorded and live, proctored versions are available.

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