Autism, Epilepsy & Seizure

As many as one-third of individuals with Autism also have Epilepsy – Autism Family Services of New Jersey, POAC and the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will be sponsoring an educational program that will be held at the Bleshman Regional Day School, 333 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Georges Ghacibeh MD, Epileptologist and Director of Behavioral Health for the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group is actively participating in research in the areas of Autism and Epilepsy.  Dr. Ghacibeh will be talking about the co-existence of Autism and seizures as well as the types of seizures and basic first aid.  In addition there will be a panel presentation addressing the various aspects of caring for someone with Autism and Epilepsy.

This event is free, but advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact Andrea Racioppi at efnj@efnj.com or 800.336.5843.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Bleshman Regional Day School, 333 E.Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ

Resources Mentioned at SEPAC Meeting

Several resources were mentioned at our last SEPAC meeting on September 26th. Please share them with a friend.

It’s never too early to include your child in his IEP meeting. For tips and ideas to include your child in the IEP meeting this year, check out  http://www.imdetermined.org/films/

The New York Times article was also shared – The Practice Round: A year with Justin Canha, a young man with autism who is part of an new transition program to ready him for an independent life as an adult.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/autistic-and-seeking-a-place-in-an-adult-world.html?_r=3&ref=todayspaper

All were encouraged to explore NJCIE – dedicated to meaningful education for ALL students in their neighborhood schools. http://njcie.net/