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Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

End Epilepsy Campaign 

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"Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. An anyone with a brain can affect epilepsy". Let's use our brains to #EndEpilepsy by increasing awareness and changing the conversation around epilepsy. If you would like to learn more about our new campaign and how you can help #EndEpilepsy, please visit our website here: https://endepilepsy.org/ 

Office Hours: Thursdays, 10am-1pm (excluding any Holidays)

We are happy to announce that we will begin having set office hours Thursday, October 17th from 10am-1pm, throughout the end of this year up until the holidays. Please feel free to stop by in person for any resource needs that you have!

Epilepsy and Seizure Wellness Expo 2019

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We are hosting another Epilepsy and Seizure Wellness Expo this fall, November 2nd at our office building in Indianapolis. This is a FREE event for participants who attend. If you are intersted in attending as an exhibitor or sponsor, please reach out to rkeys@efa.org to discuss fees and participation. 

*We will be having two discussion options for each time block. Please select one for each time*

Sessions: 
-10:00am: Epilepsy 101 or The Science of Cannabis 
-11:15am: Self Management Resources or Being an Advocate for Yourself or a Loved One 
-12:30pm: SUDEP or Genetics and Epilepsy 
-1:45pm: The Science Behind Seizure Medications or Seizures and Schools 

Registration is required for attendance! Please register yourself and those attending with you for FREE admission to our Expo: http://bit.ly/EFIExpo2019

Seizure Safe School Act

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Championed By Epilepsy Foundation Of Indiana Mandating Training Of School Personnel On Seizure First Aid

The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana is proud to announce the passing of theSeizure Safe School Act, which makes certain that school personnel, nurses, teachers and volunteers are able to recognize and respond appropriately to a student experiencing a seizure.

There are three components to the legislation: 

1. Requiring school personnel to complete a seizure recognition and first-aid response training 

2. Mandating that the Seizure Action Plan is made part of the student's file and made available to school personnel and volunteers responsible for the student 

3. Ensuring that any FDA-approved medication prescribed by the treating physician is administered to the student living with epilepsy 

If you are interested in setting up a school training at your school, please contact aedwards@efa.org

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Monthly E-Newsletter:

The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana sends out an electronic newsletter once a month to keep the community informed and up to date on what we are doing across the state, and on what is happening within the epilepsy community. Our newsletter is FREE and easy to subscribe to. Visit here to sign up! 

Toll Free Helpline: 1-800-332-1000 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Epilepsy & Seizures 24/7 Helpline has trained information specialists standing by to answer your questions about epilepsy and seizures and provide you with help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources.

 

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