The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho leads the fight to stop seizures. We do this by helping people with epilepsy and those who care for them to better manage this neurological condition. We also support research to develop new treatments for epilepsy and eventually find a cure.
Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho is committed to increasing awareness of epilepsy among professionals and the public. Community understanding and support can play a key role in improving the lives of people with epilepsy. This includes the ability to recognize different types of seizures and respond appropriately. It also includes recognizing that epilepsy can be a lot more than just seizures. Through a variety of services, the Foundation reduces stigma, corrects misconceptions, and provides professionals with tools and information to help their clients with epilepsy succeed.
Managing seizures is only a part of this fight. We recognize the profound impact epilepsy can have on social and emotional well-being, memory and thinking, physical health, school and job performance, and self-sufficiency. As such, we equip people with the information, skills, and resources they need to reach their personal goals and minimize epilepsy’s impact on daily life.
While people with epilepsy and their families value the educational services we provide, sometimes opportunities to simply meet others living with the condition can be just as valuable. Social gatherings offer opportunities to network, share experiences, build social skills, and get some respite from the daily struggles of living with epilepsy. They also remind people touched by epilepsy that they are not alone.