Courtesy of the CEA, 2019
A special thank you to the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance for sharing their up to date and correct epilepsy information
Are you someone who is likely to have a seizure while travelling?
- Don’t drive a car unless you have a valid license and are not having seizures.
- If you can’t drive because of epilepsy, explore local “Dial-a-Ride” services, paratransit and public transportation options. People with a disability are sometimes eligible for local discounts on transportation.
- If you have frequent seizures, the added safety of a taxicab may be worth the extra cost.
- If you wander during a seizure, consider taking a friend along when you travel.
- When taking a train, bus or airplane trip, if you need to travel with an attendant for your seizures, they may be eligible for a discount. Contact your local office for more information.
- If escalators or stairs are unusually steep, consider using the elevator instead.
- On vacation, take enough medication along for the entire trip, and carry a copy of your prescription and doctor’s phone number with you.
- If your seizures have made you housebound, consider getting a seizure dog.