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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.

Become an Epilepsy Foundation Indiana Supporter!

 As the holidays draw near, we ask that you please consider a gift today to the Indiana Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. The Indiana Chapter has accomplished a lot so far this year. We are growing quickly and have had over 8,000 personal interactions with our programs, trainings and outreach during 2019. We invite you to become a Chapter Founder by making a donation of $100 or more to support programs in Indiana. As a Founder you will help provide programs like School Personnel training that has trained more than 300 teachers in Seizure First Aid and Recognition. We expect the demand for these trainings to increase as the Seizure Safe Schools legislation we passed goes into effect July 1, 2020. Founders will be recognized in our Chapter newsletter, listed on the Indiana chapter website and at the Indiana Walk to End Epilepsy of their choice in 2020. If you are unable to become a Founder, any donation made is greatly appreciated. Please join us as we expand our presence and reach out to the more than 69,500 Hoosiers that are dealing with epilepsy.
 
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Office Hours: Thursdays, 10am-1pm (Excluding Any Holidays)

We are happy to announce that we will begin having set office hours  on Thursdays from 10am-1pm up until December 19th. Please feel free to stop by in person for any resource needs that you have!

*Office Hours after December 19th will be available upon request and staff availability. Email aedwards@efa.org to request office hours.*

 

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!

Festival of Trees at the Indiana Historical Society

The Epilepsy Foundation has set up a tree to help raise awareness of the 69,500 Hoosiers that have epilepsy and the fact that 1 in 26 people will have epilepsy in their lifetime.  We have a tree full of Hoosiers that have shared their epilepsy story to raise awareness of how common epilepsy is and it effects everyone differently. Visit our Upcoming Events tab to learn more!  

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/ 

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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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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