The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.
We provide a range of educational opportunities, programs, and services for people living with epilepsy, families, friends, and caregivers.
- Many programs and services are available and implemented through our network of local Epilepsy Foundations and are often tailored to the communities they serve.
- Other services are offered from the national office, such as national policy and legal support efforts, research, public awareness, and training programs for selected health care professionals and community caregivers.
Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Program
Studio E is a multi-week art program open to people with epilepsy in many areas throughout the U.S. Participants are given the opportunity to creatively express themselves and their emotions. Living with epilepsy can be challenging and art may be beneficial in working through how the condition impacts an individual's life.
Epilepsy Foundation overnight camps are special places where kids with epilepsy can play, explore and learn together.
With trained counselors and medical professionals on staff, kids can swim, climb and do activities that might otherwise be dangerous. For many, what's even more important than the activities is the chance to make friends with others for whom seizures, medicine and frequent doctor visits are part of everyday life. Here is what one mother said about her daughter's camp experience in an EpilepsyUSA article:
"… she would never be able to go to a normal camp because no camp takes on that liability. Here they go on boats and swimming. It is all supervised to make it a safe environment. They climb a big wall; she would never have that experience. They have top doctors, top nurses, all who volunteer their time. It is an absolutely incredible situation."