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From our 24-hour Helpline to our robust digital presence to our nearly 50 affiliate organizations around the country, the Epilepsy Foundation is on the job and accessible anytime, anywhere. 

Access Is Everywhere

Information and Support Services

Our Helpline, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, has trained information specialists standing by to answer callers’ questions about epilepsy and seizures and provide support, guidance, and access to national and local resources.
Epilepsy.com is the leading epilepsy website in the world, attracting more than 600,000 page views monthly and 7 million annually. Almost two-thirds (65%) of the website’s traffic comes from within the United States and 35% is international, giving us a global reach.   

“Four years ago, Levi experienced his first series of seizures at the young age of 17 months. Six months and numerous seizures later Levi was diagnosed with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation has provided tremendous support to our entire family.”

The Epilepsy Foundation’s social media channels provide our constantly growing online community with educational information and resources to understand and manage their seizures. Our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+ accounts share breaking news and the latest insights from the top epilepsy research scientists and medical professionals. Our channels also are a safe place for community members to find – and give – support. 

In the United States

Epilepsy Foundation affiliates offer programs, such as the following: 

  • Epilepsy training for school personnel, employers, and other community groups. 
  • Community education and awareness about epilepsy.
  • Summer camps that provide new experiences for kids with epilepsy.
  • Connecting families to epilepsy clinics, physicians, and other needed services.

The Foundation and our nationwide network actively advocates at the state and federal level for public policies that improve access to quality care and treatments and to public health programs that help build safer communities for people living with epilepsy and disabilities. We are firmly committed to lifting barriers that stand in the way of access and research into all treatment options, including cannabidiol (CBD) oil and medical cannabis.

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