The Epilepsy Foundation advocates for people in the United States who suffer from epilepsy. It has funded scientific research into new treatments and therapies. The foundation has also pushed for legislation that will benefit people with epilepsy, as well as their family members and caregivers.
They aid in the spread of information and vital resources about epilepsy, its management, and treatment. Local chapters foster ties with community organizations, such as local governments and school systems, in order to launch public awareness and outreach programs.
The foundation’s official website provides essential information, such as an epilepsy specialist finder, as well as an online seizure diary.
The foundation runs a 24-hour information and referral Helpline, in English and Spanish. They also provide a direct link to the Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund, where people with epilepsy may ask for legal advice.