Our Programs

Every day residents of Northeastern New York face the physical, emotional and social uncertainties of epilepsy. To help them grow to become happy, self-confident and productive adults, we offer them, their friends, families and caregivers a variety of programs.

For further information on any of our services please contact Jeannine Garab. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.


The chronic nature of epilepsy affects families emotionally and financially. That's why we offer free counseling to help ease the stress for everyone in the household because all family members are affected.

Support Groups

You are NEVER alone. We offer two distinct support groups for people with epilepsy. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with others in a safe and supportive environment. 

Service Coordination/Case Management Programs

The primary objective of service coordination is to work in partnership with consumers to enable them to live and participate in the community according to their personal goals, preferences, and needs.


We advocate vigorously for people with epilepsy. We believe that having access to medical specialists, the right medications and treatment options makes a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals with epilepsy and their family members. Besides advocating for the best medical care, we offer support in social services, employment, insurance and legal issues.

Information and Referral

At the Epilepsy Foundation, one of our primary goals is to provide accessible, current information about epilepsy/seizure disorders to individuals, parents, family members and friends. Our professionally trained staff is available to answer questions about epilepsy and its related concerns. We can also provide referrals to physicians, medical centers, legal counsels and various community resources. Our staff responds to thousands of requests for information annually.

Educational Programs


Epilepsy can carry with it a host of psychological, learning and social problems that for many people are more difficult to handle than the actual seizure disorder itself. To educate and foster acceptance of those living with epilepsy, we offer several educational programs for children and adults.

Given the constantly evolving coronavirus situation and out of an abundance of caution, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York has made the decision to temporarily transition to trainings by webinar, only. Our educator travels frequently around our communities into schools and other workplaces, and we do not want to risk enabling possible exposures to our staff or in turn to the schools and workplaces we visit.

Trainings can still be conducted live with our educator through GoToWebinar, or there is also the option of a pre-recorded training for school personnel available HERE through the National Epilepsy Foundation website. If you choose the pre-recorded training option, we ask that a representative from the school reach out to our Director of Community Education to let us know how many staff-members participated in the training as we keep a record of how many individuals receive seizure first aid training annually. 

School Education

The School Alert Program provides age-appropriate education about types of seizures, first aid measures and ways to prevent epilepsy.

Professional/Adult Education

Inservice training programs are designed to educate a variety of audiences about the different types of seizures and appropriate first aid measures.

PACES Program