I am a family member of a brother with epilepsy. I am not from the U. S. I have always wondered why there isn’t any help for people with epilepsy in my country. I thought once people were found to be disabled or epileptic, they are seen as different. I thought there is nothing to be done for them.
Once in the U.S, I learned people with epilepsy have places to go. I learned help is given to them correctly. I plan on learning best training ways and ideas. I will apply them in my home country. I want to study what local and state groups offer. I want to find out how better services can be given to people with epilepsy.
I am now an agent who has worked in the disability field for a while. I came to realize there are gaps in the ways disabilities are seen. I decided to do more research to understand the difference in epilepsy aids and healing. I will then present my thoughts and next steps.
For more information and resources: Epilepsy Fact Sheet