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At the Epilepsy Foundation, one of our primary goals is to provide accessible, current information about epilepsy/seizure disorders to individuals with epilepsy, parents, family members and friends. We also provide information about epilepsy to professionals in the community through our in-service training programs. Our professionally trained staff is available to answer questions about epilepsy and its related concerns.

Services and Programs We Provide:

We have been offering programs and services to people with epilepsy for over thirty years. Our information and support services have helped thousands of New Yorkers of all ages with epilepsy and other neurological impairments.

Our wide variety of school education and professional in-service training programs are individually tailored to children, students of all ages, adults and their families and workplaces. 

Counties We Serve:

We serve 22 counties in Northeastern New York including Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington.

CONTACT US: 

Albany Office:
3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-7501 

 

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Warm weather marks the end of another school year, and the start of summertime and summer camp season!

There are inherent risks in many camp activities regardless of a child’s health or medical status. There may be greater risks for certain children with epilepsy, depending on the type and frequency of their seizures, medication side effects, and whether or not they have other neurological or medical problems. These issues may make some parents feel apprehensive about sending their children to camp, but choosing not to send a child to camp may cause them to miss out on important opportunities that may strengthen his/her physical development, let them learn how to face and conquer new situations or challenges, make friends, build confidence, and learn to cope without their parents.

That is why we created a new brochure specifically for camp staff, to provide important information that camp staff should know when a child with epilepsy is entrusted to their care, including basic seizure first aid (for generalized tonic-clonic seizures and focal seizures with impaired awareness), when to call 911, and a list of information items camp staff should know about the child related to their seizures, seizure action plan, medications, etc. It also promotes our professional in-service trainings for camp staff, with contact information for requests. Keep a look-out for our camp scholarship mailing for a sample! Or email Erica at edenicola@epilepsyneny.org to request a copy or supply for your child’s camp staff.

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