Alternatives to Ketogenic Diet: What Foods Help Epilepsy?

Although a Ketogenic diet can help improve epilepsy in your children, some parents may not want to alter their lifestyle in such a profound way. Various foods can be enjoyed that reduce these episodes without having to develop a strict method of eating. Perhaps your child is visiting a location where a Ketogenic meal is […]

Family Emergency Plans – Accommodating Members with Special Needs

Family disaster planning might not seem like a huge deal, but if a member of your family has special needs then you could be looking at a whole other set of circumstances. Individuals requiring special attention have many of the same basic needs as you or me, but different stages of a disaster could prove […]

What teachers NEED to know when dealing with a special needs child….

I got an email from a University student who is studying to become a teacher. She asked me what she might need to know when dealing with a special needs child in the classroom. GREAT QUESTION! I had to post this, because I think it will really help many people. This is all from my […]

Are You Feeling Scared, Lonely, or Helpless?

If so, let me share with you viable solutions that will provide you with hope for the future. 20 years ago I gave birth to my son who by the age of 4 was experiencing a staggering 200 to 300 seizures per day! I was initially at a loss and after numerous failed drug attempts, […]

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month is sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation, a national advocacy group dedicated to informing the public of the condition. College students are trying to raise awareness of epilepsy and uncover the myths surrounding it. “Epilepsy is a disorder of inappropriate firing of neurons in the brain. While a seizure can happen in […]

A Parents Guide for Epilepsy

As a parent of an epileptic child, it is necessary that you understand this disorder, its causes, and various treatment options available to you. Given below is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding epilepsy in young children? What is epilepsy? Epilepsy or seizure disorder is a neurological disorder affecting the nervous system. […]

Everyday Health TV – Show airing October 22/11 on Seizure Dogs

Hi everyone, There is a great program coming up you should all watch. Everyday Health has a new TV series that profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier,happier lives.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download See how these four-legged helpers can impact the lives of epilepsy patients, […]

Incredible Chocolate Ketogenic Brownies

I recently came across this recipe for Ketogenic Brownies! YUM – I sure wish we had these when Adam was on the diet. ÂEnjoy, but we sure to get this measured properly by your dietician! Incredible Chocolate Ketogenic Brownies This is a soft, cake-like brownie that is mildly sweet. After baking, cut brownies into 10 […]

Medicating Your Child’s Epilepsy or Autism is NOT Always the Best or Only Choice (Audio)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Most parents seeking treatment for their epileptic or autistic children have found their choices in treating their child’s epilepsy are quite limited, if given any choice at all. Specialists often present the treatment of medication as the ONLY method of treatment, and parents might even feel […]

The Story of Trevor Park – Using the Andrews-Reiter Approach

I have been dealing with my epilepsy ever since I was 13. I started getting grand mal seizures lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. I would black out, and the seizures would leave me confused, sore and usually lying on the ground. Having seizures changed my outlook on life. I realized: stepping […]