I had a seizure in public once. In fact, on the job. I was fired because of it! The stigma was so great where I lived that I couldn't get a volunteer job. Small town people, small minds. They know all your business. Especially since my father was a well known man. I moved from that area 22 years ago to a city. Now I have privacy of my own business (except with the apartment management). I'm afraid to tell people that I have epilepsy, I only say seizures, because of the stigma and fear of rejection. If I tell them they accept me here.
When I was in Giant once they said something about raising money for epilepsy. If you would have done that in public where I lived you would have been put in jail!