Epilepsy Education

Many misconceptions still surround epilepsy, despite the fact it is a common neurological disorder. Most people do not know what epilepsy is, or what to do when someone has a seizure, Most are also not aware of epilepsymedications’ side effects, or epilepsy impact on employment and driving.


Education & Seizure First Aid Training

If you or someone you know has epilepsy and you are frustrated by a lack of knowledge in your school, workplace, social or religious group, or other environment, EAWCNY can help. We provide tailored epilepsy education and seizure first aid training programs to a wide variety of audiences including:

  • Individual and family education
  • Schools – students, classrooms, health classes, teachers, bus drivers, nurses, and other school staff
  • Day care centers
  • First responders
  • Workplaces and businesses
  • Community organizations and other nonprofit agencies

We are happy to tailor a presentation to your needs.

Dinner with the Doctors

EAWCNY also hosts epilepsy educational programs with a variety of medical experts. Each November and at other times during the year, we host Dinners with the Doctor, which often feature an epileptologist or other medical expert. In 2021, EAWCNY will be hosting monthly webinars. Check out all our upcoming epilepsy education events on our Events page or visit our Webinars page for all previously hosted webinars and other educational content.

Contact Us

EAWCNY has epilepsy educators focused on providing information and support to children, adults, and families dealing with the challenges of epilepsy. Contact the epilepsy educator in your area if you have questions about epilepsy, seizures or wish to learn more about our services.

Western NY/Finger Lakes/Rochester

Michael Radell
Education Coordinator/Camp Director
Phone: (585) 442-4430 ext. 2741
Email: mradell@epiny.org

Central/Syracuse and Southern Tier/Binghamton Regions

Kristen Oderkirk, MSW
Community Educator
Phone: (315) 477-9777 ext. 2906
Email: koderkirk@epiny.org