For over 40 years the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio has made an impact in the lives of countless individuals. Through comprehensive programs and services EFWO hopes to achieve its mission to lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. Join us as we continue to improve and enrich the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

 

COUNSELING & REFERRAL

Epilepsy affects everyone in different ways. While those diagnosed with the disorder deal with its symptoms, epilepsy also shapes the lives of family, friends, coworkers, and beyond. Let us help you work through difficult times by finding your next doctor, helping you navigate a child's needs in his or her school, or by simply being a good listener.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Do you feel that you are battling Epilepsy alone? Do you feel like not many people understand what it is like to have or have a loved one with Epilepsy? There are many others who feel the same way. Joining a support group can help you cope with Epilepsy and speak with others who deal with the same issues. Currently, The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio has different online support groups to help others cope with their feelings. Additionally, in person support groups are organized each month.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Do you or a family member need help filling a prescription? The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio offers a free UNA RX card to all of our clients in need. Each time you present the card to qualifying pharmacies, you will receive a discount on your medication. We also offer a one time emergency prescription fill to qualifying clients. For more information on how to receive your free UNA RX card, call the our office at (937) 233-2500.

ART THERAPY

Studio E participants create art using a variety of mediums, such as painting, sketching, and sculpting. The sessions are led by a professional art therapist using an open studio model, which promotes freedom of expression and open sharing. Previous experience or "perceived" talent is not necessary. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to explore individual creativity. The program is available free to people with epilepsy. This program is courtesy of Lundbeck.

TRAINING

EFWO strives to promote awareness and spread proper response and recovery procedures to all members of our community. In order to accomplish this, we regularly train first responders, law enforcement, school nurses, senior adults, caregivers, and anyone that wishes to know more about what signs to look for and how to react in a seizure scenario.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Community building and epilepsy awareness go hand-in-hand. EFWO is always looking for new ways to engage in the community and support the members of its 11-county service area. Check out our upcoming events and contact us if you would like to build your own community program. We have the tools to make it happen!