Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition of childhood, and has impacts beyond the seizures themselves. Many children struggle with stigma and feel different at a time when fitting in is important. Additionally, parents often experience anxiety and fear around leaving their children in recreational programs due to the unpredictability of when the child’s next seizure will happen.
Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario offers camps that are designed to support the unique physical, learning, emotional and behavioural needs of children living with seizures. The use of trained one-on-one volunteers provides reassurance for parents and caregivers that their children are safe should they experience a seizure at camp. Our camps offer an inclusive environment where helmets and seizures are simply no big deal and kids can just be kids.
Game On is a Saturday morning program in London, ON throughout the school year. This professionally developed program helps children with neurological conditions improve their physical literacy skills, confidence and social skills that are important when participating in gym class, recreation and sports activities.
Time and Date: Saturday Mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (water and snacks provided, if you wish to bring your own – peanut-free is preferred)
Location: Knollwood Park, 70 Gammage St., London
Fall/Winter 2018 Dates:
Spaces are limited. Register early!
Financial assistance available to those who qualify.
“The Game On program provides my daughter with a physical activity program that she can do at her own pace and ability level. She wasn't ready or able to develop these skills when and how her peers did. Most importantly, other kids in the program have seizures too and this allows her to feel safe and accepted and normal. She can see that epilepsy is a part of life for other kids and that she and they can continue to play in fun, active ways."
– Mary, Game On Parent
“I am most impressed with the volunteers' positive energy and flexibility at adapting to individual interests. I feel confident that my son is well taken care of while improving his gross motor skills in a fun atmosphere!"
– Josie, Game On Parent
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