About Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
Created in 1946 as a grassroots effort in Illinois to help people with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a not-for-profit, incorporated in Illinois, serving 43 counties, offering counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live. Programs provided to the public (all free of charge) include Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program; Camp Blackhawk, a week-long retreat for kids and teens with epilepsy; ParentLink: Parent Partnership of Newly Diagnosed Children with Epilepsy; The Interpretations Writing Program, and more.
The Foundation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of professionals from all walks of life. A Professional Advisory Board made up of over twenty board certified epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, pharmacologists, social workers, psychologists and nurse educators from the Chicagoland area advises on education, services, research and advocacy programs.
Our Community Action Boards are teams of dedicated volunteer leaders who are committed to expanding the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s mission across our 43 county region. By helping the Foundation to develop and enhance community connections, the CABs assist in raising awareness of epilepsy and the work of the Foundation, increasing participation in programs and services, and identifying opportunities for fundraising partnerships.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
Visit our website: www.epilpesychicago.org