Services Provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana:
Provide comprehensive epilepsy educational information to individuals and their families when newly diagnosed, or for those who want additional information of a variety of requested topic matters.
Provide Seizure Awareness & First Aid training and education to individuals and families, as well as employers, organizations, civic groups, schools, etc.
Offer quarterly adult support groups in Louisville and Owensboro, and monthly in Lexington.
Offer a youth support and activity group held each month in Louisville (funded by Kosair Charities).
Provide case management, crisis intervention, and consultation to individuals with epilepsy and their families.
Advocate when a client's (whether adult or child) medical, educational (IEP, 504), or occupational needs and rights are in question, or, field overall questions in any of these areas.
Explore potential eligibility for various public an private social service assistance programs, and then refer clients and their families to: prescription assistance programs, legal services, utility assistance, landlord/tenant assistance, employment programs, SSI/SSDI, food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid/other health insurance options, neuropsychological evaluations, and any other service(s) needed.
ADA resource for persons affected by epilepsy or a seizure disorder - i.e. determine appropriate accommodations for students and employees with disabilities, advise clients of their rights and responsibilities under the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, IDEA, Fair Housing Act, etc.