Three Programs Cover K–12

The Epilepsy Foundation has developed and tested a series of classroom programs — collectively known as Take Charge — that help students understand and support their classmates who live with epilepsy.

Each program

  • Uses age appropriate language, graphics, videos, and other tools
  • Strives to educate students about epilepsy and seizures
  • Pushes for including epilepsy education units in school health and science classes.

Students who complete one of these programs will have an age-appropriate ability to

Through these programs, we hope to dispel myths and reduce misunderstandings about epilepsy among young people.

Elementary School Program

After a few years of using modified versions of the Take Charge series for younger students, the Foundation saw the need to design a program specifically for elementary school students. Therefore in 2016, the Foundation created Take Charge of the Storm Jr. for elementary school aged children in grades K-5.

Middle School Program

Take Charge of the Storm

Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Storm is the epilepsy awareness program for middle school students ages 11–14.

High School Program

Take Charge of the Facts - CD Cover

Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts is the epilepsy awareness program for teens in high school.

The Epilepsy Foundation provides a program kit with a facilitator's guide, a CD-ROM containing essential materials, and a DVD that teens can use to help raise awareness at their school.

How do I bring one of these programs to my school?

Please contact Program Manager Se'an Bournes at sbournes@efa.org or 301-918-3792.

Reviewed By: 
Program Manager Se'an Bournes
on: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018