Back to School Conference: Helping Students with Epilepsy Succeed

Please join us as we get ready for the school year with this FREE conference. Presenters and panelists with diverse perspectives will discuss tips and strategies parents and professionals can use to help students with epilepsy succeed in school and beyond. In addition, high school students with epilepsy can participate in a Teen Transition Workshop (see below for details) focused on exploring goals and challenges associated with the transition to adulthood.

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Where: The VisTaTech Center @ Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152; Room 210 A-C   MAP

If you'd like to come the night before, there are many lodging options in the area. 

Who should attend:

  • Parents of children with epilepsy
  • Educators
  • Health professionals
  • Care managers
  • Anyone who wants to support students with epilepsy
  • High school students with epilepsy (Teen Transition Workshop)


Teen Transition Workshop

The Teen Transition Workshop is being offered, in conjunction with the Back to School Conference, for high school students with epilepsy whose parents or guardians are attending the Back to School Conference. Participating teens attend the first educational session at the Back to School Conference (on Epilepsy Self-Management) with their parents, and then break off into a separate room for the remainder of the day. During this time, they will participate in a variety activities (including icebreakers, facilitated discussion, goal setting, problem-solving, and skill-building activities) focused on getting them to engage in the process of thinking about and preparing for adulthood. SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 participants, so register soon!

If you are a parent or guardian of a high school student with epilepsy, and you would like your teen to attend the Teen Transition Workshop, you must first register yourself for the Back to School Conference (by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button above), and you must attend the conference. Teen participants must be able to engage in discussions and other activities with workshop leaders and fellow teens. Medical staffing is not provided. If a participant has a seizure, appropriate first aid will be provided, and the parent will be contacted immediately. Upon registration, an application form will be emailed or mailed to you. If the form is not completed and returned within two weeks, Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan reserves the right to give your teen's slot to another family. 


You can also register your teen by contacting Pam Bird (800-377-6226 ext. 1204).

Topics and additional details will be posted later in the year. Please contact Russ Derry (800-377-6226 ext. 1302) for more information.

This project is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H98MC26257, Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author/event sponsor and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.