Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Tool Objective

These tools and tip sheets give background information to help caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have  a seizure disorder to understand more about the person’s seizures and how to respond if a seizure occurs. They include a Seizure Action Plan that the primary care provider completes with input from caregivers.

Developed by

Ms. Angela Gonzales, Nurse, and the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2013), Surrey Place, Toronto

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.