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Epilepsy Blog Relay: Tips on creating 504 and IEP plans to safeguard your child with epilepsy

This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from November 1 to November 30, 2018.  Follow along!

Audra’s Story

My name is Audra (Momma Employee) and I have a son (The Boss). The blog, is Our Life with Autism. We are both autistic and have epilepsy! We are both trying to navigate this complex world, together. He runs my schedule and we experience love and life as one family. Our journey comes with ups and downs, but we would not have it any other way. Welcome to our crazy, funny, weird, socially awkward, introverted, anxiety-ridden, happy, joyful page!


Related article: David on IEPs, 504 plans and the need for epilepsy awareness in education


The 504 and the IEP: Five Steps to Take for Understanding Your Child’s Rights

Step 1: Learn together

Epilepsy Training for Staff: Yes, you as the parent can request yearly epilepsy training for anyone who encounters your child. This is written into the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The school might say that only the nurse or medical provider needs to do it, but this is not the case. Any teachers, bus drivers, aides, therapists, or medical staff need the training.

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As founder of Living Well With Epilepsy, Jessica brings a unique perspective to this leading epilepsy blog. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teen, after having several grand mal seizures. She has 20+ years experience in marketing and you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Jessica also regularly speaks on the topics of Navigating Social Media and Epilepsy Awareness. Based in USA.

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