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Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD  20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov
 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


Epilepsy Therapy Project
P.O. Box 742
Middleburg, VA 20118
Phone: (540) 687-8077
Fax: (540 687-8066
Email: info@epilepsytherapyproject.org
Web Address: www.epilepsy.com
 

The Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com provide an online source for information, community, and resources for people who have epilepsy and for their loved ones. The organization's goal is to be a resource for everyone involved in caring for or treating people who have epilepsy. The website can help you find a doctor, an epilepsy center, and clinical trials. It can also help you learn more about seizure medicines and first aid during and after a seizure. There are places where you can share your story, use the forum or chat room to talk to others, and watch videos about epilepsy.


American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (800) 879-1960
Web Address: www.thebrainmatters.org
Web Address: http://patients.aan.com
 

TheBrainMatters.org is a website designed to help you and your loved ones learn about neurologic disorders. This site has information from both the American Academy of Neurology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The website has in-depth and easily searchable information on more than 250 neurologic disorders, a tool to help you find a neurologist, personal stories, and much more.


Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD  20785
Phone: 1-800-332-1000
Email: info@efa.org
Web Address: www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Web Address: www.epilepsy.com
 

The Epilepsy Foundation is a national organization that provides information and support for people who have epilepsy and for their families and friends. It can provide information about drug studies, employment services, epilepsy centers, and support groups in your area. The Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com provide an online source for information, community, and resources for people who have epilepsy and for their loved ones.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


MedicAlert Foundation International
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA  95382
Phone: 1-888-633-4298
Web Address: www.medicalert.org
 

MedicAlert is an international corporation that provides subscriber services for more than 4 million members worldwide. Services include providing identification jewelry listing the person's medical conditions and history and a computerized medical information database that is accessible 24 hours a day. As a member of MedicAlert, if medical care is needed, health professionals providing care can reach the person's complete medical history at any time.


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Last Updated: August 26, 2011
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