THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION
Established in 1962 as The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, with a name change in 2018 to The Epilepsy Association to reflect its’ worldwide reach. The Epilepsy Association is a not-for-profit community based organization dedicated to serving the needs of those affected by epilepsy. The Association is a IRS approved direct healthcare service agency. 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.
Our goal is to assist individuals who have epilepsy by informing the general public about the condition, including the correct actions to take in the event of a seizure; demonstrating the historic progress made by people who have epilepsy; and providing support to people who have epilepsy to keep fighting.
“The Epilepsy Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders and reducing the incidence of onset.”
The following are services available through The Epilepsy Association:
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 has become a leader in the education and awareness of Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome (SBIS). 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 the Association will gladly assist in the referral process. We attempt to provide as much information as we can obtain to assist individuals with their needs.
Through the Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation we want to assist those affected by epilepsy living in our community with his or her pursuit of their goals through higher education. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support for the education of persons affected by epilepsy with a personal diagnosis or that of an immediate family member. For more information and to apply visit http://scholarship.epilepsyassociation.com/