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Get Educated

"Knowledge is the antidote to fear." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Statistics indicate more than 3.4 million american is diagnosed with epilepsy (3 million adults and 470,000 children) Yet, unless you or someone you love is personally affected, you may know little about it, or hold common misconceptions about the illness. 

For those living with the condition, education is the key to a better quality of life. Learning about available treatments, symptom management, and coping techniques gives those with epilepsy the tools to live at their best.

In an effort to eliminate these fears, and in order to help those with epilepsy achieve a better quality of life, our nonprofit provides educational materials and sponsors educational events, for every audience, at every level of epilepsy knowledge, completely free of charge.

Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy. There are also different kinds of seizures.

EPILEPSY FACT #1

A person with epilepsy is not contagious and cannot give epilepsy to another person.

EPILEPSY FACT #2

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures. 

EPILEPSY FACT #3

Epilepsy can affect people in very different ways. This is because there are many causes and many different kinds of seizures.

EPILEPSY FACT #4

One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.