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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!

 

Living with Epilepsy Series - November 12, 2019 

 

We are hosting our next Living with Epilepsy Series Event November 12, 2019 in Northwest Indiana. Our guest neurologist will be Dr. Almidani who will be present to talk about Epilepsy 101 and Epilepsy: Beyond the Basics and to answer any questions you may have. Our Living with Epilepsy Events are FREE to attend, and we will be present with our free resources and materials. Schedule listed below: 

 

6:00 PM - Epilepsy 101

Short Break and chance to visit information table

7:00 PM - Epilepsy – Beyond the Basics

Please email aedwards@efa.org with any questions.

Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, 8415 Georgia St. Merrillville, IN 46410, MVEC Room 

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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