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Epilepsy Foundation

a/k/a: EFA


8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785-7223





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The Epilepsy Foundation (formerly the Epilepsy Foundation of America) is a non-profit organization with the goal of ensuring that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences. It has programs of research, education, advocacy and services. Established in 1968, the foundation has national offices in metropolitan Washington, DC, and a network of local affiliated foundations with offices in about 100 communities. National programs include a toll-free information service, information-rich website, research grants and fellowships, legal and legislative advocacy programs, Epilepsy Gene Discover Project, women's health initiative, and career choice and employment assistance. Local programs include outreach to schools and the community, support groups, camps, employment services, counseling, and information and referral. The foundation provides informational materials to the public and healthcare professionals. The National Epilepsy Library at (800) 332-4050 provides information to professionals and the public by means of computer access to major medical collections.

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