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A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity that can affect part or all of the brain. 

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Responding to Seizures

April 4, 2008
April 4, 2008
Understanding Seizures Before, During, and After their Occurrence

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Seizure disorders are common among people with developmental disabilities. Seizures may take different forms, appearing as anything from mild strange feelings to severe muscle spasms. For some people, seizures are easy to diagnose and control and may even go away on their own. For others, seizures may be a lifelong problem and may present significant risks to their health and well-being.

Last updated on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:39

Staying Safe If You Have Seizures

Seizure Safety
Tue, 04/01/2008
Tue, 04/01/2008
Steps to Protect Yourself

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Most seizures are not dangerous in themselves, but they may lead to injuries.

During a seizure, you might get hurt by:

  • Losing consciousness while doing something
  • Falling down
  • Choking on your own saliva or vomit

You can learn more about seizures on the DDS SafetyNet.

Last updated on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 13:22

Travel Planning for People with Seizures

June 6, 2008
June 6, 2008
Travel Planning for People with Seizures

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Many people with developmental disabilities have seizures. People with seizure disorders often travel for recreation or work. However, having a seizure when traveling can be more frightening and riskier than having a seizure at home. You can help the people you support to plan a safe trip by:

Last updated on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 16:57