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National Epilepsy Week 2021 - #AdvocateForEpilepsy

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For  National Epilepsy Week 2021, we highlighting key advocacy issues which were facing people with epilepsy and their families. 

Epilepsy Ireland contacted all TD's and Senators highlighting some of these issues, asking that they #AdvocateForEpilepsy. The issues identified were as follows:

  • Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Campaign 
  • Free Travel for people with epilepsy 
  • Reasonable Accommodations for students with epilepsy during state exams 
  • Medical Cannabis Access Programme 
  • Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill 

As part of the week, we encouraged our members and volunteers to use the week to contact your local representatives to raise these issues and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to contact their local representative.

The campaign also led to the development of the a new Advocacy section of our website, where these issues were fully outlined and information was provided on how to get involved. As all of the issues focussed on as part of the week have now been further progressed and completed,  rather than link to individual parts of the campaign for #EpilepsyWeek 2021, you can instead visit the 'Advocacy' section of our website to learn more about our ongoing campaigns and advocacy work.