Education and epilepsy

When your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, education is likely to be one of your first concerns.

Many children, especially once their epilepsy is controlled by medicine, are unlikely to need any extra support. But some children will continue to have seizures and need medical or other support.

This information covers the ways in which the school should be supporting your child, and the laws behind that. If your child is moving on from school, we have information about the support they could get at college or university.

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Call the Epilepsy Action helpline

If you would like to talk to someone about epilepsy, our trained advisers are here to help.

0808 800 5050
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Send a question to our trained epilepsy advisers. (We aim to reply within two working days).

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