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The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s objective is to help people with epilepsy live their everyday lives. And in order to do so, we serve our constituents through three primary avenues of support.


We are committed to giving people impacted by epilepsy the ability to successfully advocate for themselves and the epilepsy community. These advocates speak to the needs of people with epilepsy and share their personal stories.

Client Services

Our Client Services Department provides adults, children, and families access to professional assistance that will enhance their ability to manage issues related to epilepsy and improve their quality of life.


Our organization provides free, age-appropriate educational programs for students, teachers, nurses, and other school staff, as well as corporate offices, on seizure recognition and first aid. These programs help to minimize stigma and alleviate misconceptions related to epilepsy.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.


Learn more about our free support and Case Management services


The Education Team uses classroom lectures and events to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response.


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Latest News from our Blog

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Face of the Foundation: Rhonda

As someone diagnosed with epilepsy, when Rhonda heard about the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, she thought it would be a good idea to learn what it had to offer. More than a decade later, Rhonda’s continuous involvement in programs, activities, and support groups has made her a staple of the Foundation.  “When I first came to…

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Face of the Foundation: Susan

By: Shawn Blond, EFGC Associate Board Member My Mom loved sending me lengthy good morning texts on my birthday. Her excitement to go out for my birthday lunch was palpable, indicated by the surplus of random emojis she used. On my birthday in the summer of 2013, I had noticed in the morning at work…

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Faces of the Foundation: Alex

As a freshman at the University of Missouri, Alex sees the need for students to be aware of what epilepsy is. He knows how important it is for a person with epilepsy to have a successful transition to living independently. He has first-hand experience. Alex was diagnosed with epilepsy at an early age and is…