This year’s National Epilepsy Week is fast approaching and our focus will be on busting some of the myths about epilepsy. We’re aiming to challenge some of the out-of-date policies and rules in the UK that needlessly prevent people with epilepsy taking part in activities.
In the last year, we have tackled some of these issues so that:
•People with epilepsy can now climb the clock tower of Big Ben
•People with epilepsy can get their ears pierced without restrictions
•A local council removed notices suggesting that people can ‘catch’ epilepsy from dog excrement
If you’ve been stopped from doing something for no good reason let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please tell us what you were stopped from doing, the reason given, and by which organisation.