Purple Day – Join the Epilepsy Scotland Social Media Thunderclap to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Purple Day for Epilepsy 2016
Purple Day for Epilepsy 2016
Yesterday the Autism Talk Facebook page received post from Epilepsy Scotland inviting us to take part in their social media Thunderclap which will raise epilepsy awareness across the globe.

As many of you will know there is a close correlation between epilepsy and autism. Indeed only yesterday we published a post asking for respondents for a survey on that very subject.

Anyhow it would be great if you would take part in the Thunderclap. The details are all in the Widget below.

Many thanks in advance!


Purple Day for Epilepsy 2015 – Drop round to our blog and find out about first aid for epilepsy seizures


Purple Day for Epilepsy 2014
Purple Day for Epilepsy 2014
March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy. You can read up a bit more about the story at last years blog post here.

As with last year we would ask you to share this image that goes with this blog to help us raise awareness of epilepsy!

But we thought we would take the opportunity today to remind you of the blog post which we published for National Epilepsy Week last year. Here we introduced you to ACTION which are some basic tips for dealing with tonic-clonic seizures. It would be great if you clicked here to find out a bit more.

Thanks very much for your support!


Purple Day for Epilepsy – like and share to raise awareness of epilepsy across the globe


Purple Day for Epilepsy 2014
Purple Day for Epilepsy 2014

Purple Day for Epilepsy is held each year on March 26 and is dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy. It helps reduce stigma and empowers individuals living with epilepsy to take action in their communities. Purple Day was founded in 2008 by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada, and  named after the internationally recognized colour for epilepsy, lavender. Purple Day was launched internationally in 2009. The web site is

http://www.purpleday.org/