Back to School Conference: Helping You Support Your Student with Epilepsy


More information coming soon regarding the 2021 Virtual Back to School Conference. In the meantime, feel free to watch recorded sessions from past conferences.


Recorded Sessions from 2020 Virtual Back to School Conference

Maximizing Quality of Life in Pediatric Epilepsy Care                  PowerPoint Slides
Daniel Fain, MD – Pediatric Epileptologist, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Communication and Teamwork to Improve Health Outcomes
Suad Khalil, MD – Pediatric Epileptologist, Michigan State University
Nicole Fitzpatrick – Parent of a Teen with Epilepsy

Seizure Management in the School                PowerPoint Slides
Naznin Mahmood, MD – Pediatric Epileptologist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Accommodations and Academic Supports: Approaches that Work
Angela DeBastos, PhD – Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Children’s
Kimberly Tufnell – Retired Director of Special Education and Person with Epilepsy
Becky Bigelow – Special Education Teacher and Parent of a Child with Epilepsy


Videotaped Sessions from the 2019 Back to School Conference

Appropriate Epilepsy Care: from Diagnosis to Treatment          Watch Video        PowerPoint Slides
Amanda Weber, DO – Pediatric Epileptologist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan  

Epilepsy & School Performance: Challenges and Strategies          Watch Video     
Anne Marie Michon, NP – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Beaumont Children’s
Hayley Loblein, MA – Psychology Intern, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Christina Davis – Family Phone Line Representative, Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Kari Jo Wagner – Educational Therapist, Oakland Neuropsychology Center

College & Career Planning Open Forum          Watch Video
Anne Doyle, LPC – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Christie Gough, MA, LPC, NCC – Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Oakland University
Elizabeth Stout – Youth Consultant, Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project


This project is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H98MC26257, Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author/event sponsor and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.