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Project CARE: Taking Epilepsy to School - [Video]
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Cleveland Clinic

Laura Neece Baltaro, MBA

  • Epilepsy Educator
  • Project CARE Consultant

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Do you have questions or concerns about sending your child to school or other organized gatherings where you may not be in attendance? What kind of information do you need to be prepared to share with those taking care of your child? What about an IEP? Which forms, questionnaires, and seizure action plans need to be part of the preparation? Knowing who to inform and how and when to share the information is vital to beginning this new venture.

Join child neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Tatiana Falcone and epilepsy educator, Laura Neece Baltaro in a live interactive video discussion about how to take epilepsy to school.

About the Speakers

Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH was trained in medicine at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin Colombia. Her residency in Psychiatry and Master’s in Epidemiology was also completed at the same university in Medellin Colombia. She trained in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic, where she has been working since 2002. Dr. Falcone’s research focuses on the interface between psychiatry and epilepsy, studying psychiatric comorbidities in youth with epilepsy. Dr. Falcone is certified in general psychiatry and child psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association where she has participated as a public psychiatry fellow and a transformational leadership fellow. As a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she participates in the physically ill child committee. She is also part of the committee for psychiatric disorders at the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Falcone is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a staff physician in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Laura Neece-Baltaro,MBA has been an epilepsy educator for almost 20 years. She began her epilepsy work with The Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma and has since served several epilepsy organizations in various capacities. Currently she is consulting as an epilepsy educator with the Cleveland Clinic on Project CARE. She has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
She brings to her epilepsy work a first-hand understanding (as a mother) of the problems and stigma of being a person with epilepsy. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of families of children with epilepsy. Laura’s daughter, Elizabeth, is the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Karen’s Epilepsy which teaches elementary age children about seizures and seizure first aid.

About Project CARE (Coordination Access Resources Education 4 Epilepsy)

Project CARE is a collaborative series of educational video webinars designed to improve care coordination, provide education, and increase social support and engagement for children with epilepsy and their families. It is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (Grant #H98MC26260) and coordinated between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Project CARE educational series will cover a number of topics about medical and mental health issues important to youth with epilepsy and their families. The webinars will be presented by epilepsy specialists followed by interactive communication with registrants.

We hope that you will be able to join any or all of the upcoming Project CARE topics.

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