Epilepsy (recurring seizures) is a common disorder of the central nervous system. Temporary electrical changes in the brain result in seizures, ranging from momentary staring spells to life-threatening convulsions. Some of the known causes of epilepsy are head injuries, strokes, tumors, birth defects, infections, genetic conditions and chemical changes in the brain, including those induced by drugs and alcohol.
Increase individual and public understanding about the potential and needs of those with epilepsy regarding education, employment, recreation and housing
Promote prevention and early recognition of epilepsy
Increase awareness of the legal rights of persons with epilepsy
Promote equal opportunity in employment and full participation in life
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County is to lead the fight to overcome challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.
An informed community in which people with epilepsy and seizure disorders enjoy respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve full potential free from stigma and bias.
The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County works to improve the quality of life for those with seizure disorders.
Our free services include:
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.