Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, specifically the brain, characterized by  spontaneous, repeated seizures.  Seizures are the physical effects of abnormal bursts of electrical activity in the brain and may include muscle spasms, mental confusion, loss of consciousness, uncontrolled or aimless body movement, vomiting and incontinence. 

Please find the following Halton Catholic District School Board resources on epilepsy and seizure disorder.

HCDSB Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Protocol

HCDSB Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Protocol outlines the Board’s protocol and procedures in managing and providing emergency treatment for students diagnosed by a physician with epilepsy and seizure disorder  in the school setting.

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Package

The Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Package for Parents and Guardians provides information on the responsibilities of the school, the parent/guardian, responsibilities of the student, as well as the student management and emergency treatment forms to be completed and returned to the school administrator.

Video – Seizure in School: Understanding and Assisting students with Epilepsy – contact school administrator.​