Seize the Day: Employment and Epilepsy Conference
Join us for EPAEG’s second annual Seize the Day health and human services conference. This educational conference was called “Seize the Moment” in 2015. The conference has been expanded this year to offer six social service and nursing CEU’s and includes a box lunch from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. The conference features expert presenters addressing Seizure Recognition and Response, Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: Past, Present & Future, an Epilepsy Update, Challenges & Resources in the Employment Search, Epilepsy’s Impact on Employment and Learned Helplessness and Epilepsy. The presenters are three neurologists who specialize in epilepsy, a disability attorney and social workers who are specialists in employment issues as they related to epilepsy. The Conference is at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis South Hotel in Bloomington, MN on Saturday, May 14 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the first presentation at 9:00 a.m. The conference is over at 3:30 p.m. The DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis South is located at 7800 Normandale Blvd. in Bloomington at I-494 and Hwy. 100. You can register for this conference online at our website, www.epaeg.org before May 7 or call 612-616-4612. Registration is just $15 for nurses and social workers and includes a box lunch. The registration fee will be waived for early bird registration if you register by April 16. Reservations are required as attendance is limited. To register you can visit the conference registration tab on the left side of our website home page.
EPAEG BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER LORETTA BOILEAU TALKS ABOUT THE EPILEPSY ADVOCACY AND EMPLOYMENT GROUP
Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group (EPAEG) helps people with epilepsy and seizure disorders by providing an employment program which offers employment support groups, job seeking skills workshops, interviewing skills training, resume and cover letter coaching and helping individuals with epilepsy access to job search databases. It also works with employers to resolve issues related to epilepsy and coordinates with other agencies to provide appropriate education to companies and employers of people with seizure disorders to encourage employment.
EPAEG also assists people with seizure disorders as an individual advocate when discrimination may be an issue, or when a person with seizures needs help or assistance with employment specific issues such as access to health insurance, public and private disability benefits, drivers’ licensing and transportation resources related to accessing employment.
Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group provides several professionally conducted, time-limited, education groups which are designed to help individuals with seizure disorders better understand the impact epilepsy has on becoming successfully employed.
When a situation becomes complex and you need special help to resolve it, that’s when you need a case manager or Individual Advocate. Individual Advocacy goes a step beyond referral to other agencies and often involves working directly with legal, governmental, medical and other resources to solve your problem.
Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group will act on your behalf as a BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT and help you deal with the issues people with epilepsy often face which, along with seizures, lead to employment problems. EPAEG’s individual Advocates are highly experienced with the issues of transportation, memory and cognitive difficulties, brain injury, side-effects of medications, discrimination based on disability, special accommodations, teaching self-advocacy and other issues relative to epilepsy and employment.
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The Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group helps people with epilepsy who are seeking employment and related advocacy issues requiring case management assistance. We count on the people who believe in our mission to ensure that we can provide these services to the individuals who so desperately need them. We are not supported by the United Ways nor do we have a business which generates funds to support our work. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of the people who donate to support the Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group.
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