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Epilepsy Telehealth Clinics Aid Rural Nebraska Parents



Future clinics are

scheduled for the following dates:

August 3 & 10, 2012
September 7, 2012
October 5, 2012
November 2, 2012
December 7, 2012

Just in time for National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the local Epilepsy Project Access team with support from EFNCIL has added more clinic dates for children and youth with epilepsy. Does your child need to see a pediatric neurologist? Do you dread the travel and time required to see the specialist? Have you had to wait months for an appointment? Telehealth sessions for epilepsy are saving rural Nebraska parents many miles of driving and many hours of time in the quest for good and appropriate care for their children and youth with epilepsy. Four successful telehealth epilepsy clinics have been carried out via the Nebraska State Telehealth Network. These Epilepsy Clinics are usually held on the first Friday of the month.

Call (402) 680-1158 for more information,
or download this pamphlet for more instructions.

To schedule an appointment call (308) 865-7742.




Customized epilepsy education programs are available for a variety of audiences, including:
  • schools and childcare centers
  • social service providers
  • businesses
  • civic and community groups
  • people with epilepsy and their families

Nebraska volunteers frequently participate in health fairs and other community events. Contact us to make arrangements.

The availability of onsite programs varies by location. Where we are not able to provide onsite programs, videos can be loaned.




Nebraska Volunteer Council members in Omaha, Bellevue, and Lincoln provide information and referral to a wide variety of statewide resources.

Individualized information and assistance is also provided in such areas as educational advocacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, access to medication assistance programs, and referral to epileptologists and neuropsychologists. Contact Cara Witkowski for assistance in these areas.

Members of the Nebraska epilepsy community participate in statewide and national efforts to increase awareness of epilepsy and funding for epilepsy research and services.

Speak Up Speak OutSpeak Up, Speak Out is a grassroots advocacy network that connects citizens with their federal elected officials on issues of national importance to the epilepsy community.

Kids Speak Up Chris spent about one and a half days in Washington, D. C. this past April, with the Epilepsy Foundation's Kids Speak Up! program, joining more than 50 teens across the U.S. petitioning congressional leaders for more research and public education. The trip helped Chris to see the big picture, and helped showed Chris he was not alone.
Read more about Chris and his trip in the McCook Daily Gazette

Kids Speak UpKids Speak Up! is a national conference for youth leaders with epilepsy. It provides 7-16 year olds with a unique opportunity to educate elected officials and staff about seizure disorders.

Discovering that they aren't alone is one of the most important experiences that some people affected by epilepsy have. Support groups introduce you to others who understand and share your experience and give you a forum for learning about resources, exploring options, and making new friends.

Nebraska Support Groups are offered in Omaha and Lincoln.

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