The following is a list of resources that provide additional educational materials about many important aspects of epilepsy and related disorders. To view a particular category, click on these links:
The American Epilepsy Society promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information and resources for individuals and families affected by epilepsy and related disorders.
The Charlie Foundation was established to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy.
Epilepsy.com is an educational resource for individuals and families affected by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation provides education and advocacy for people affected by epilepsy.
Exceptional Parent magazine provides information, support, ideas, encouragement, and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
The Family Village, sponsored by the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin, provides thousands of online resources to the families and caretakers of people with cognitive and other disabilities.
The International League Against Epilepsy is an association of physicians and other healthcare professionals working to provide the highest quality of care for people with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation provides a way to search for an epilepsy foundation in your area.
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ epilepsy/ epilepsy.htm
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health, supports research into causes and treatments of neurological disorders and provides information about various disorders, including epilepsy.
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ epilepsyusa/ camp2006.cfm
The Epilepsy Foundation lists epilepsy camps around the United States.
The karate program at Clark's Self Defense has helped many children with epilepsy experience the physical challenge and self-discipline that martial arts offer.
http://www.youthprogramcentral.com/ camps/ epilepsy.html
Youth Program Central provides a tool designed to help you find epilepsy camps around the country.
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ answerplace/ Social/ driving/ statedrivinglaws.cfm
The Epilepsy Foundation provides this tool to help you find state driving laws as they relate to epilepsy.
The Sibling Support Project provides a database of more than 350 sibling groups and programs nationwide. It can also help you locate or start up a sibling group in your area.
The Aicardi Syndrome Foundation was created to support and provide information to families of children affected by this disorder.
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation provides information and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome and their families.
This Web site was created by parents of children with Doose syndrome, also known as myoclonic-astatic epilepsy in childhood (MAE).
The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex provides individualized monitoring and care based on an individual's age and previous medical history.
The Living with TSC Web site provides education and support and raises awareness for people affected by tuberous sclerosis complex.
The Arc is an international organization for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Autism Education Network provides information, resources, and support for families of children with autism spectrum disorders.
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities.
http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/ guid/ idea/ idea2004.html
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 was created to improve educational results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
Learning Disabilities OnLine is a resource for parents, teachers, and other professionals who care for or work with people with learning disabilities.
Misunderstood Minds is a PBS Web site and video series that provides information about learning disabilities and explores the personal stories of five children who have them.
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides information on disabilities as they relate to learning and education.
The National Resource Center on AD/HD provides information about the causes of and treatments for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Part of the U.S. Department of Education, OSERS was created to ensure equal access to quality education for people of all ages with disabilities.
http://www.ed.gov/parents/needs/ speced/ edpicks.jhtml?src=ln
The U.S. Department of Education has resources for parents of children with special needs.
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This content was last reviewed on November 20, 2006.