EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
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 totally local, IRS approved direct-service agency where 100% of the funds 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.
“The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with epilepsy and reducing the incidence of onset.”
The following are services available through the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida:
When appropriate, assistance is provided to individuals such as persons affected by epilepsy, health professionals, employers and more to insure equal treatment, rights and access.
Case Management is provided to anyone through individualized action plans tailored for the specific needs of our clients and families.
Epilepsy related medical services are provided to those that are uninsured or cannot afford them and may include diagnostics such as: electroencephalograms (EEGs) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs), initial neurological evaluations, follow-up appointments in our epilepsy clinic, laboratory (blood) testing, epilepsy medications and more.
PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Prevention and Education programs, and activities, are provided to individuals, groups, professionals, schools and the community at-large by a full time professional health educator and online at www.EpilesyU.com. We offer programs to public and private schools (faculty, students and staff), legal and medical professionals, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical personnel, health professionals and more. Presentations are also made 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. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has become a leader in the education and awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). For more information on Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome, check our SBIS website at: www.aboutshakenbaby.com
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES
Information and Referral Services are available to assist anyone 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 will gladly assist in the referral process. We attempt to provide as much information as we can obtain to assist individuals with their needs.
Additional services that EACF provides when funds are available include: camping for children and youth, specialized equipment to be used in education and after surgery rehabilitation, housing assistance, legal advocacy, assistance in obtaining scholarships, and much more!
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