For more information about how service dogs help people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders, check out this article called "Healing Tails" that appeared in the February/March 2016 issue of Neurology Now.
DATES: June 1 to July 27, 2016 (ages 7 to 21) August 1 to 31, 2016(adults)
TIMES: Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm
LOCATION: Art of the Soul Studio 6350 N. Shadeland Ave. Suite 3 Indianapolis, IN 46220
WHO ISJune to July session: Children with epilepsy plus their
ELIGIBLE: siblings and parents. August session: Adults with epilepsy plus their spouse or significant other and children.
TO APPLY:Contact Kristi Gmutza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 218-4653
DEADLINE:May 22, 2016
This program features group art therapy for children and adults with seizure disorders. Through Studio E, participants can explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting using a variety of artistic media. A licensed art therapist conducts the sessions. For the first time, we are able to offer Studio E sessions in Indianapolis for both children and adults with epilepsy. And as a bonus, we will have concurrent art programs taking place during the sessions for either parents and siblings or spouses and children at no charge! Thanks to the art therapists at Art of the Soul for hosting this year's program and to sponsorship support from Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy. You can see photos from our 2015 Studio E program on the EFI Facebook page here and here.
DATES: October 7 to 9, 2016
LOCATION: Scottsville, Kentucky
COST: FREE of charge except for travel costs to and from the camp
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Indiana children with epilepsy, ages 3 to 17, and their
immediate family members.
TO APPLY: You can apply online here and download necessary paperwork
for your doctor to sign here. Be sure to click on the Family Retreat option
and choose the Epilepsy Camp session.
Last year, 15 children with epilepsy from all over Indiana got the chance to “just be kids” during a special weekend retreat at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Ky. This year, we will be offering this program again over the weekend of October 7 to 9, 2016. The center is a world class medical camp that features all of the traditional camping activities in an environment that is safe and fun for children living with medical challenges such as seizure disorders. Private family lodging and meals are provided. This program is made possible by grants received from Arni’s Restaurant and various other sponsors. Among the activities enjoyed by the campers are horsebackriding, archery, woodshop, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, bowling and more. The camp staff also gives the parents an opportunity for a “night out” which is a rare occurrence for many because of their child’s medical needs. The chance for families affected by epilepsy to share common experiences and support one another is also a valuable benefit of the camp. We are excited to have begun this partnership with the Center for Courageous Kids that proved to be a life-changing experience for many of our Indiana families, and hope to continue sponsoring many more campers in the years ahead! For more photos, see our Family Camping Weekend album on Facebook.
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