Support and Networking Groups
Having epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be challenging. When epilepsy is diagnosed, it affects the whole family. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living – from insurance, to jobs, to medical care – may seem overwhelming. At other times, it helps just to talk to people who understand what its like to live with epilepsy.
H.O.P.E. Mentoring Program
The H.O.P.E. Mentoring Program (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) provides opportunities for people with epilepsy, their family members or friends to educate others and share their experiences.
Contact Your Elected Officials
Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) is an advocacy program designed to promote involvement by people with epilepsy, their families and friends in government and legislative activities.
YEA! Youth Epilepsy Advocates™
Youth Epilepsy Advocates™ (YEA!™) empowers youth with epilepsy and their allies as community advocates. YEA! connects youth to one another for inspiration, encouragement and sharing of life experiences.
The annual summer camp presented by the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, Camp Discovery, is held in August each year. The Camp is located at Camp Killoqua near Stanwood, WA in Snohomish County. Children will experience archery, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, arts/crafts, campfire games and much more.
Emergency Medication Assistance
The EFNW Emergency Medication Assistance Program provides one-time only emergency assistance for individuals with epilepsy who need anticonvulsant medication only. The program is designed to allow the person with epilepsy to get enough medication so that they can seek to fulfill the entire prescription by other means.
Employment Assistance Programs
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) assists people with epilepsy in employment referrals and consultation regarding employment rights. Many community and government agencies better serve people with job placement programs and EFNW can help direct people to those agencies for job placement services.
Community Education & Training
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest offers Community Education and Training Programs that provide awareness of epilepsy related topics. In a continuous effort to bring knowledge and education to the community about epilepsy, EFNW staff and volunteers conduct large group Epilepsy 101 and Seizure Response trainings.
Veteran’s Epilepsy Centers
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest in conjunction with the national Epilepsy Foundation has worked to support the development of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. Through federal legislation in 2008, Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) were established in four regions and sixteen sites around the country to better serve veterans living with epilepsy.
2012 November Epilepsy Conference
Each year in November, the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest presents the November Epilepsy Awareness Month Conference. The conference celebrates the northwest epilepsy community by providing presentations from medical and community professionals who work each day to serve families living with epilepsy in the northwest. The 2012 conference featured Phillip M. Gattone, M.Ed., President/CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of America who shared his vision of The Future of the Epilepsy Movement.
2011 November Epilepsy Conference
Each year in November, the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest presents the November Epilepsy Awareness Month Conference. The conference celebrates the northwest epilepsy community by providing presentations from medical and community professionals who work each day to serve families living with epilepsy in the northwest. The 2011 conference featured SiezureTracker.com founder, Lisa Moss who shared her personal family story with her son, Evan.