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Advocating at school!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Advocating for your Student with Special Needs
Mom, former legislator and advocate, Holly
Richardson, to present.
SALT LAKE CITY, Saturday, August
10, 2013 – The Epilepsy Association of Utah and Mom Extraordinaire, Holly
Richardson, are pleased to present: Advocating for your Student with Special
Needs on August 17, 2013 at the American Fork Gardner Community Room.
School
is just around the corner. Could you use some tips from other moms “in the
trenches”?  Do you sometimes wonder if your conversations about your
child’s needs are about as effective as talking to a brick wall? Come learn
some effective advocacy techniques from an experienced mom who has been
parenting special needs children for over 25 years. 
“This
time of year is always extremely stressful for parents of children with special
needs, preparing for school, and for a parent whose child has epilepsy, it gets
a little bit more intense. Most schools are simply not set up to inherently
assist with a child who has seizures.” Says Annette Maughan, President of the
Association, “ To help the parent navigate the system, the EAU is offering ‘Advocating
for Your Student with Special Needs.”
Holly Richardson, mom
to 24 children, former Representative in the Utah House and mostly retired
midwife, is excited to come to talk to us about being an effective advocate for
our children’s need. No one knows their needs better than we do – how do we get
the entire team on board? Let’s talk about it!
When:                       August 17, 2013
                                 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where:                     American
Fork Gardner Community Room
   64 South
100 East
   American Fork, UT
A light lunch will be
served.
ABOUT THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
Founded
in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to
enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and
seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their
lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th
most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and
Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education
program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college
scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit http://epilepsyut.org
for additional information.
Press Contact:        Lindsey
Palmer
Email:                        lindsey@epilepsyut.org

Website:                  www.epilepsyut.org

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