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Free special education training on epilepsy/seizure awareness

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living will host a free workshop titled “Epilepsy/Seizure Awareness and Your Child."

This workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the IVCIL conference room. Erika Fleck, La Salle service coordinator for Epilepsy Foundation North Central Illinois, will discuss how to recognize the most common types of seizures, the impact of epilepsy, the five current treatment options, how to administer routine first aid and determine when a seizure is an emergency, what to do while at school and what to put into a seizure plan.

For more information, contact Marla Michalak, of IVCIL, at 815-224-3126, ext. 223, or Reasonable accommodations will be offered upon request by the registration date of Thursday, May 10.

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