Out of all of the medical conditions that exist, each one has either one, or numerous organizations that are used to support those with the specific medical condition.  The great thing about all of these is that you have the opportunity to become involved through services and opportunities either directly or indirectly. You could be directly involved by being part of support groups or starting one of your own. There are also opportunities to promote awareness of your medical condition.  Here are some links to organizations that raise awareness of epilepsy and ways in which you can become involved in the process. 

 

Purple Day:

This site gives references to the organizations for epilepsy support all around the world. It also gives you the opportunity to become involved in events to help raise awareness about epilepsy.  This gives a list of current and up coming events that are taking place.

 

http://www.purpleday.org/organizations

 

The Epilepsy Foundation:

This organization assists patients and families of those with epilepsy in improving their lives. This is in the United States and has a organization for each state. Here you can start your own support group, or just find others in your area that have similar interest and want to have events to get the word out. 

 

https://www.epilepsy.com/

https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/public-awareness/national-epilepsy-awareness-month

 

 

Citizens United For Research In Epilepsy

Here, the latest research is kept up with and is funded in order to get the highest quality research for developing new treatments. Many research projects have been funded through them.

https://www.cureepilepsy.org/

 

 

Employment is a major issue for many that have epilepsy or other medical conditions. There are many job search engines out there, but there are also websites that are specifically for those with a disability. These services work with employers to assist in hiring individuals with a disability. There are even many national epilepsy services.  These include some following:

www.everyjobforme.com

https://www.disabledperson.com/

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/epilepsy.cfm

 

There are many other resources that you can become part of including support groups and national epilepsy services that may be of assistance to you. Although one may not think that they are getting the help that they need, studies show that even the federal government are actually looking for those with medical disabilities to fill different positions of employment. 

All of these sites will assist you in finding employment regardless of your condition and works with the Americans with disabilities act. If it were not for this law, the process of finding employment for those with disabilities would be much more challenging. 

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