Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders: A Resource Guide for Alaska's Parents

Table of Contents

Section 1: Understanding Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

What is epilepsy/seizure disorder?

What are the different kinds of epilepsy/seizure disorders?

Different Kinds of Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders (Table)

How is epilepsy/seizure disorder diagnosed?

Tools for Diagnosis (Table)

What causes epilepsy/seizure disorder?

What might trigger a seizure?

What are the treatment options?

Medication Tips (Table)

Section 2: Health Care for My Child — Access to Care/Access to Services

What do I need to know about taking care of my child?

What organizations can help me find the help we need?

How can I pay for or access the care my child needs?

What is HIPAA?

Who are possible members of my child’s health care team?

How can I assure the best health care for my child?

Knowing What to do When a Seizure Occurs

Seizure Response (Table)

How can I make sure others are aware of what to do?

First Aid for Seizures (Table)

Section 3: Advocacy & Support

Where can I find support from other parents like me?

Where can I go for more help?

What are some online support resources?

What do I need to know about my child attending school?

How can I educate others about my child’s epilepsy/seizure disorder?

Forms and Other Posted Documents

Reading Lists

References