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ParentLink

ParentLink

Learning that your child has epilepsy is a moment that a parent will never forget. Trying to understand the complexity and consequences of the disorder can leave parents feeling powerless and afraid as they struggle to effectively care for their child. ParentLink is designed to help parents through this difficult process.

ParentLink enables its participants to make a smooth transition into their child’s epilepsy diagnosis. Through informational sessions with case managers and medical experts, parents will be properly educated on common challenges associated with epilepsy as well as the best means of communication with their child’s extended family, heath care team, school, and other community supports. The sessions will give parents the peace of mind that stems from the knowledge and acceptance of what it means to have a child with epilepsy.

Topics Covered in ParentLink Sessions:

  • Seizure Types
  • Seizure Recognition & First Aid
  • Doctor/Patient Relationship
  • Medications and Other Treatments
  • School Advocacy
  • Sibling Issues
  • Family Impact

For more information about ParentLink, please contact Ayesha at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or aakhtar@epilepsychicago.org

Upcoming ParenLink sessions will be held at the Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, IL. Find out more and register at the links below:

Saturday, February 4, 2017 – ParentLink: A New Diagnosis – What to Expect and What You Need to Know

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – ParentLink: Epilepsy Nursing in Schools and at Home

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – ParentLink: Epilepsy and Optimizing Academic Potential

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – ParentLink: Treatment Options

Upcoming ParentLink sessions will be held at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. Find out more and register at the links below:

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – ParentLink: Epilepsy and Learning/Advocacy with School, IEPs, Seizure Action Plan

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – ParentLink: Adult Independence/Transitioning to Adult Services