Seizure smart schools
A staggering one in 26 people have the seizure disorder known as epilepsy. Every Anoka-Hennepin school has students who have had seizures. Some of these students school staff know about, while others cope in secret with the support of their families. Many times, students who have seizures are concerned about isolation, low self esteem and a lower academic achievement.
In 2014 Anoka-Hennepin became the first "Seizure Smart" school district in the nation. The ongoing goal is to provide resources and support to help students with seizures. The Anoka-Hennepin School District partners with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota to carry out their mission of helping those affected by epilepsy.
On this page, you will find a number of epilepsy-related documents and resources to help your student and family. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your student and seizures contact the school nurse at your student's school.