The Epilepsy Center

Helpful Links

 

American Epilepsy Society
The American Epilepsy Society promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy. Membership in the Society is made up of clinicians and researchers investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other health-care professionals interested in seizure disorders.
http://www.aesnet.org

Epilepsy Foundation of America
The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.
http://www.efa.org

Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA's information library currently includes nearly 100 different Fact Sheets and publications on caregiving issues for families, health and service providers, program developers and policy makers.
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=572

Kids Health--An Epilepsy Education
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/epilepsy.html

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion http://www.cdc.gov/Epilepsy/

NIH Publications on Health Issues and Diseases
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm

Support Groups

Adult Epilepsy Support Group
The Epilepsy Support Group at University Hospital meets on the third Thursday of every other month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please call the University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at 973-(973) 972-3174 for information.

Pediatric Epilepsy Support Group
The University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center sponsors a support group for family members and friends of pediatric epilepsy patients. The group facilitates interaction among parents as well as provides information about different types of treatment (medications, special diet, and surgery), the social implications of epilepsy, school choice, and occupational training. Please call the University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at 973-(973) 972-3174 for information.

Other Resources

The Bergen/Passaic County Epilepsy Support Group
This organization has three adult support groups open to people with epilepsy, family members, and friends who are affected by the disorder. For more information, call Michael Hickey at 973-962-0625 (Fax: 973-962-1054) or email: mjhickey@att.com

The Friends Health Connection
This organization provides one-to-one support for people with health problems and their families. For more information, call 1-800-48Friend or go visit their web site at: www.48friend.org

The Epilepsy Connection
Led by a group of dedicated, impassioned individuals who have been not only affected by epilepsy in some way, but want to make changes today that affect the future for people with epilepsy.

For information, visit their web site at: http://epilepsyvoice.com/the-epilepsy-connection/

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