Understanding Epilepsy & Seizures in Children
Children with epilepsy can live full, happy, healthy lives. This site aims to help you understand epilepsy, care for your child, and work with medical providers and others to secure the best possible outcome for your child.
These guides will help you understand different forms of epilepsy and how they are diagnosed.
Introduction to Epilepsy
This introduction aims to help answer some of the first questions that typically arise for families affected by epilepsy.
Seizure Types and Syndromes
Epileptic seizures may vary widely from one individual to another as well as from one seizure event to the next.
How Epilepsy is Diagnosed
Both sophisticated diagnostic technology and information from patients and their families help to identify epilepsy.
The eight family stories presented in these video profiles and essays provide a window into the lives of children with epilepsy and their families.
External ResourcesCDC.gov Epilepsy Information: Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control provide information for patients and their families
Charlie Foundation: The Charlie Foundation was established to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation: The Epilepsy Foundation provides education and advocacy for people affected by epilepsy
Exceptional Parent Magazine: A magazine for parents and families of children with disabilities
Sibling Support Project: A support and resource group for siblings of people with epilepsy and other conditions