Epilepsy SWO provides support and educational services to people living with epilepsy, their families and their communities across Southwestern Ontario. Individualized education programs ensure that people living with epilepsy feel empowered through knowledge aimed at strengthening resiliency, self-esteem, sense of belonging and ability to cope. Community education programs work to create inclusive communities through increasing understanding and reducing the stigma faced by people living with epilepsy.
The Centre offers workplace education to equip coworkers with the knowledge to recognize various seizure types and the skills to provide appropriate seizure first aid. Employers are supported with the development of seizure protocols, implementing workplace accommodations and educational resources. The Centre works to ensure that individuals living with epilepsy understand their rights in the workplace, the process of disclosure and optimal epilepsy management.