When it comes to service dogs, it is important to be properly educated on their role in the community. They are trained to keep their owner with a disability safe and protected at all times, particularity when they need immediate attention. When a person has epilepsy, they may choose to have a service dog to help them in the case of a seizure.
To begin, most service dogs are not able to tell when a person is about to have a seizure; however, they are able to protect an individual when they are having one. There are multiple ways that a service dog may respond to a seizing person, which depends largely on the situation. This can include: the dog may choose to stay with the individual, may be trained to retrieve medication, may alert the nearest person or their caretaker or can activate an emergency call system (Service Dogs 1). Regardless of the response protocol of the service dog, it should be noted that this is what has been decided is best for the seizing person
As a person with epilepsy, I often get told to hide my disease. I get told to make sure that I do not tell my employers or that other people do not know; unless they truly have to. Well, if I spend all of my time hiding my disease from everyone, why should I be expected to disclose it to random strangers on public transit?
Evidently, this logic does not make sense. I believe that the whole purpose of this initiative was to showcase invisible illnesses; however, people will still never be able to understand what they cannot see. This means that regardless of whether or not a person is wearing a button, people will still not give up seats because they cannot see that anything is physically wrong with the person.
I truly do not think that having a button is required as it simply sets disabled people aside from abled bodies. This makes it easier for people without a disability to pick on others and victimize those with one. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
If you have Epilepsy and have lost your health card, your mind clouded due to multiple seizures, how difficult could it be to obtain a new health card?
The journey below follows an experience I had last week when helping a woman struggling with Epilepsy.
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