Mission and Services

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OUR MISSION

THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA…

…is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with epilepsy and providing education for the prevention of and in reducing the incidence of onset.

Established in 1962, The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (EACF) is a not-for-profit community based organization dedicated to serving the needs of those affected by epilepsy. EACF is a local direct service agency where 100% of the gifts we receive stay to serve the citizens of Central Florida. We are governed by a local elected volunteer Board of Directors that represent a cross section of professionals, civic leaders, and consumers that are responsible for directing the activities of our agency. EACF is further strengthened by a volunteer Professional Advisory Board made up of local area medical professionals and a dedicated staff of men and women. 

OUR SERVICES

CASE MANAGEMENT

Individual case management is provided, including an action plan tailored for the specific needs of our clients and families.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Medical Services are provided to those in need. These services include diagnostics such as:

  • Electroencephalograms (EEGs)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)
  • Initial neurological evaluations
  • Follow-up appointments in our epilepsy clinic,
  • Laboratory (blood) testing
  • Epilepsy medications
  • Counseling services to individual and families affected by seizure disorders

…and more.

 

PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Prevention and Education programs and activities are provided to individuals, groups and professionals by full time professional health educator. We offer programs to public and private schools (faculty and students), legal and medical professionals, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical personnel, health professionals and more. Let us know what your group requires. We can also address issues concerning the myths and facts about epilepsy, the prevention of epilepsy, and many other topics to area civic and professional organizations, employers, the general public as well as any interested individual or group.

 

PROVIDING RESOURCES

Our innovative www.EPILEPSYU.com, an online resource, to educate, support, and inform via a social media platform where those with seizure disorders can keep up with the latest information and share their issues no reaches hundreds of thousands monthly worldwide.

 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES

Information and Referral Services are available to assist someone when the services and resources of EACF are not enough. Using the vast network of social service agencies and professional services in Central Florida, EACF gladly will assist in the referral process. We attempt to provide as much information as we can obtain to assist individuals with their needs.

 

ADVOCACY

Advocacy services are made available through EACF, when appropriate, to insure equal treatment, rights and access. Assistance is provided to individuals such as persons affected by epilepsy and employers. EACF advocates for epilepsy issues on local, state and at national levels.

 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

EACF has created www.EpilepsyStore.com, a online store to advance epilepsy awareness and earn income to support our direct medical and prevention education activities by selling epilepsy assistive products and epilepsy awareness merchandise.