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a Difference

Our non-profit organization provides free services to anyone affected by seizures.

Epilepsy Education Conference

Join us at the Epilepsy Education Conference: Epilepsy, Mental Health & Empowerment on Saturday, July 20, 2024, hosted at Academy of Our Lady of Peace! Our annual summer event brings together San Diego’s top epilepsy experts and those who have lived experience to speak on timely topics for the epilepsy community, such as new research, emerging technologies and treatment options, making informed decisions about care and medication, advocating for oneself, fostering autonomy and overall well-being. Onsite registration starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20!

Know Your Rights: Epilepsy and the ADA

July is observed as Disability Pride Month, in recognition of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. The act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, activities of state and local governments, public and private transportation, public accommodations and telecommunications. And did you know that the ADA covers individuals living with epilepsy? Learn more today!

Sharing your individual story has healing and transformative power

#MyEpilepsySDStory is our new, year-round initiative that provides a space for people in San Diego who are impacted by epilepsy to share their personal epilepsy journey. Anyone who lives in San Diego County and is impacted by epilepsy is welcome to submit. Through our collected stories, we can make our region and world a more supportive and inclusive place! Please join us in acknowledging and uplifting our community by adding your epilepsy story to our collective San Diego narrative.


Epilepsy affects people of all ages, races and ethnic groups.

It is the fourth most common neurological disorder.

million people

live with active epilepsy in the U.S.

San Diegans

live with epilepsy.

1 in 26


will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

1 in 10


will experience a seizure.

Our Mission

With your help, The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County improves the lives of people affected by epilepsy through education, advocacy, research, and connection. 

Our Programs
& Services

Our wide array of programs and services serve people living with epilepsy, families, friends and caregivers.

All of our programs and services are offered at no-cost.

24/7 Helpline

Seizure First Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

We can help anyone interested in or affected by epilepsy. This includes:

  • People living with epilepsy
  • Caregivers and friends of someone with epilepsy
  • Anyone who simply wants to learn more about epilepsy

Please call our office at 1-619-296-0161 to speak with a staff member about our programs and services, to learn more about epilepsy and to participate in our events.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

All of our programs and services are always offered at no cost.  

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