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Epilepsy Foundation New England

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Epilepsy Foundation New England

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Our Mission

With your help, Epilepsy Foundation New England aims to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. Together, we can offer those with epilepsy help for today, and hope for tomorrow.

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3.4 Million

People Living With Epilepsy In the U.S.

150,000

New Cases of Epilepsy Each Year

1 in 26

Will Develop Epilepsy In Their Lifetime

1 in 3

People With No Effective Treatment

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all of the following corporations for donating to EFNE during this pandemic. Your support was needed now more than ever and we are so grateful.

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RI Jubilee - Celebrating 20 Years

In early 2017, The Matty Fund merged with Epilepsy Foundation New England to become The Matty Project in Rhode Island. As the united entity…

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We’re working to help those battling epilepsy from all corners of New England, and we’re always reaching out to those just starting their journey. That’s why we’re putting our knowledge, experience, and community to work for visitors at all stages of the battle against epilepsy.

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Give Back

Your involvement and advocacy on behalf of those battling epilepsy is crucial to our success, and we couldn't provide the services we do without your help. Whether you give a little or a lot, we always appreciate the support.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Our team of parents, patients, doctors, healthcare experts, researchers, and New Englanders all play a big role in our progress. Want to add your voice to the effort? Get involved and let’s put and end to epilepsy throughout New England, together.

Our Stories

News Stories from the foundation and stories from our friends living with epilepsy.

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Striving to Save

Whether you're facing tax questions or life-planning questions, ABLEnow is an underutilized tool that could help. The following article was featured on ABLEnow's website

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Vermont Added To The EFNE Family

Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) is pleased to announce that our territory is expanding to include Vermont in January. EFNE will serve the approximately 7,000 people affected by epilepsy in VT, starting with support groups in Burlington, Rutland, and online; family and community education confere

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Epilepsy Foundation
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EFNE Announces A Grant Contest for Research & Service In Epilepsy

Blue Sky Challenge: Epilepsy Foundation New England is pleased to announce the following grant competition and pitch contest to the Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont communities:  

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Epilepsy Foundation
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Epilepsy Foundation New England Awarded $1.5M from the CDC

Epilepsy Foundation New England has been selected as a $1.5 million grant recipient by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The grant supports the Foundation’s continued focus on strengthening the health system to improve epilepsy care; fostering connections between clinical services and community programs; and addressing social determinants of health to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy with the goal of improving their social environment.

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Photosensitive Epilepsy and COVID-19

Background Photosensitive epilepsy is a type of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or certain visual patterns.

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Epilepsy Foundation
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Epilepsy Heroes: Cole and Katie

This blog post was submitted by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. #MyEpilepsyHero is proud to feature Cole and Katie, two amazing kids who started their own initiatives to help fellow kids with epilepsy. This #MyEpilepsyHero post is published with the permission of Cole and Katie.

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Dr. Andrew Cole, MGH, Named Chair of the Board of Epilepsy Foundation New England

Lowell, MA – Epilepsy Foundation New England today announced that Andrew J. Cole, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.), was elected Chair, Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Dr.

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Epilepsy Foundation
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Shining a Spotlight on Your Epilepsy Care Providers

Shining a Purple Spotlight: Expressions of Gratitude for Epilepsy Care Providers  

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Resources

Basic seizure first aid and the Feelings that may follow August 12, 2021

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