Wear Purple on Saturday for Epilepsy Awareness

Although this site is dedicated to all things autism, epilepsy occurs in 10-30% of individuals with autism – my son is one of these children. He has been diagnosed with complex partial seizures and thanks to medicine, he only has a few seizures a year. While families of individuals with autism are gearing up for National Autism Awareness Month in April, I’d like to ask you to wear purple on this Saturday, March 26th to raise awareness about epilepsy.

Here is an excerpt from an email I received from the Epilepsy Therapy Project:

March 26th, this Saturday — is Purple Day! Motivated by her own struggles, 9 year-old Cassidy Meagan of Canada founded Purple Day in 2008, to get people talking about epilepsy to help dispel myths, and to let people with epilepsy everywhere know they are not alone. The Epilepsy Therapy Project is a proud partner of Purple Day and supports this grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

Thank you for your support!

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