"Seizures & You: Take Charge of the Storm Jr." video in the elementary school program

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.

High School Program

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.

"Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts" video for high school program

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.



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.

View the video that accompanies this program at the top of this page.

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
Wednesday, November 7, 2018