Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio


The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio serves residents of the following eleven counties in Western Ohio: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby.


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


We are committed to helping create an environment where there is no stigma or fear associated with seizure disorders; where persons affected by epilepsy have the knowledge, self esteem and support to participate in normal life experiences; and where the barriers that they face have been removed.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio is an independently incorporated affiliate of the national office of the Epilepsy Foundation and an Outcome and System Partner with the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.

It was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1974. Its creation was the culmination of efforts started by one individual, Mrs. Joan Schreck, joined by others with epilepsy, parents, and concerned citizens.

Please feel free to contact us!

us or call us at (937) 233-2500 or (800) 360-3296.

Is it epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It's also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.

A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects either part or all of the brain. Seizures are caused by clusters of nerve cells signaling the brain abnormally.  Seizures can alter a person's consciousness, movements or actions. Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide.  One in 100 people will have epilepsy and one in ten will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Epilepsy is not a single entity, but a family of more than 40 syndromes. It is the third most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after Alzheimer's disease and stroke.  Its prevalence is greater than that of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. Some 40 percent of people with epilepsy are severely affected and continue to have seizures despite treatment.

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Not Another Moment Lost to Seizures

2013 Annual Campaign

Help the 1 in 26 people diagnosed with epilepsy.

We need your help in 2014.  You have the power to help us impact the lives of 48,000 people in our community living with epilepsy.

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Upcoming Events


Join us for our Holiday Open House!

Holiday Open House, Saturday December 7th, 2013


Time:        2:00 – 5:00 pm

Where:  Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio

             11 W. Monument Ave., Suite 101 Dayton, OH 45402

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  • Parents of Children with Epilepsy:  If you are a parent of a child with epilepsy and would like to attend a Parent Group and would possibly like your child to attend a group please contact us.  937-233-2500.  We are hoping to start a group but need interested families.



Would you like to volunteer your time? Complete our Volunteer Information Sheet. We will be in touch!


Find out about our planned giving program

Help support critical epilepsy programs and services. Learn more about our planned giving program.