Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

Are You 1 in 26?

Studio E Art Therapy Program Begins Soon

Studio E logo 8-8Studio E is a multi-week art therapy program where participants are given the opportunity to creatively express themselves and their emotions. Living with epilepsy can be challenging and art therapy may be beneficial in working through how the condition impacts an individual's life. Learn more about Studio E.

The next Studio E session in Washington, DC, begins March 1, 2014, at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Download the Studio E flyer for more information about this session. Sign up now by contacting art therapist Lacy Vitko at 301-918-3736 or lvitko@efa.org.

Mission Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington is a not-for-profit organization offering information & referral services, education programs, and support for people with epilepsy, their families, and the general public in the communities in which they live.

Coverage AreaThe Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington’s coverage area is limited to Washington, DC. View maps for more details on our coverage area.

To receive additional information, learn how to become a volunteer, or make a donation, please contact us:

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington
8301 Professional Place – East
Landover, Maryland 20785

For information and referral services, please call
1-800-332-1000
Fax: (301) 731-8735

For local program information, please contact
Lacy Vitko, MA
Program Manager and Art Therapist
301-918-3736
Fax:  301-731-8731
lvitko@efa.org

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Approximately 1 in 26 People in the United States Will Develop Epilepsy at Some Point in their Lifetime

Epilepsy is a chronic condition of the brain that affects people all over the world. It is characterized by recurring seizures -- which are physical reactions to sudden, brief, excessive electrical discharges in brain cells. Anyone, anywhere, at any time can have a seizure. Learn more about epilepsy.

More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combined.

  • 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
  • OVER 2 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
  • 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time.
  • 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
  • ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
  • 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.

Epilepsy is one of the world's oldest known medical conditions, and yet too many people do not understand it. In too many cases, this misunderstanding has led to fear, discrimination and social isolation.

Together, we can reduce the fear and misunderstanding, so the lives of millions of people around the world -- people living with the condition and their loved ones -- will be forever changed for the better.

How can you help?

 

DOH NEW LOGOThis program is funded wholly, or in part, by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, and Community Health Administration.