Additional Resources

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of more than 25,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhancing member career satisfaction. Its site also includes valuable information for those diagnosed with epilepsy.

American Epilepsy Society (AES)

The American Epilepsy Society promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.

Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry

This registry is dedicated to determine the safety of anticonvulsant medications that can be taken by women during pregnancy to treat disorders such as epilepsy, mood disorder and chronic pain. The primary goal is to determine the frequency of major malformations, such as heart defects, spina bifida and cleft lip, in the infants exposed during pregnancy to anticonvulsant drugs.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy—founded by parents of children with epilepsy—is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of the disease.

Epilepsy Foundation of America

The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas (EFCST)

This regional chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America® services 79 Texas counties encompassing 89,199 square miles. EFCST is the only organization dedicated to the health and welfare of over 130,000 individuals with epilepsy residing in Central & South Texas.

Epilepsy Therapy Project

The Epilepsy Therapy Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate ideas into therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures. Founded in 2002 by a group of parents, distinguished physicians, and researchers, the Epilepsy Therapy Project supports the commercialization of new therapies through direct grants and investments in promising academic and commercial projects.

International League Against Epilepsy

This organization was founded in 1909 to advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy; promote research, education and training; and improve services and care for patients especially by prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It currently has more than 100 national chapters.

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

NAEC is a non-profit trade association with a membership of more than 100 specialized epilepsy centers in the United States. Founded in 1987 by physician-leaders committed to setting a national agenda for quality epilepsy care, NAEC educates public and private policymakers and regulators about appropriate patient care standards, reimbursement and medical services policies. NAEC is designed to complement, not compete with, the efforts of existing scientific and charitable epilepsy organizations. The NAEC site also includes answers to frequently asked questions about epilepsy.

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Brain tumor information, treatment explanations, support resources, and research updates are available here.