The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences, and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.
The Abilities Network Epilepsy Services program serves individuals, families and the greater community with epilepsy education, information and referral services, assistance with medical issues, advocacy, support groups and scholarship support.
Epilepsy Services is supported by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region (EFCR), which is a division of Abilities Network.
The Epilepsy Services program assists individuals with epilepsy and their families through:
Financial assistance programs
Finding community based resources
In an effort to combat the stigma that surrounds people affected by seizures, Abilities Network, Epilepsy Services offers a variety of educational programs. Programs are designed to cover a wide range of topics on epilepsy that the general public may not understand. We present programs to:
Schools and camps
For more information, go to www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Employment: Accomodation Conversations in the Workplace
This video is composed of three dramatic vignettes in which three employees (having previously disclosed their epilepsy to their employer) take different approaches to planning and conducting their first conversation about epilepsy-related accomodations in the workplace.
Epilepsy Services offers support groups for individuals and their families living with epilepsy to gather in three areas throughout Maryland: Towson, Laurel and Charlotte Hall (Southern Maryland).
Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project - The Epilepsy Phenome/ Genome Project (EPGP) is the largest study ever created to understand how genetics indluences epilepsy.