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One of the reasons the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama exists is to put information and educational resources at your fingertips as you make your way on your journey. Click on the organization names below for further information about epilepsy and related conditions.

Disability Information

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/#social-security-disability-benefit-calculator

Additional Resources

VETERANS AND EPILEPSY

The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) video series “Veterans and Epilepsy: Basic Training” addresses the stigma of epilepsy and educates Veterans, their caregivers, and the general public about living with epilepsy. Each video in the series features a Veteran sharing his or her personal experiences and unique challenges balancing the medical, personal and social aspects associated with having recurring seizures. The goal of the video series is to promote public awareness of the impact of epilepsy in the lives of Veterans and to convey that these patients are able to live full, productive, successful lives. The latest video focuses on antiepileptic medications and is now available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/ueE474qAMkU). The VA ECoE will release a new video in the “Veterans and Epilepsy: Basic Training” series every few months.

As part of our epilepsy public awareness campaign, I encourage sharing the video widely to reach as broad of a Veteran and general population audience as possible. Attached is a marketing tool kit to accompany the video, which includes a press release/article, social media summary, graphics, and contact information. Please distribute to your constituents, and other epilepsy advocacy and/or Veteran advocacy organizations. Please request your organization contacts share the video, https://youtu.be/ueE474qAMkU, on their webpage, social media, email blasts, and other marketing materials.

For more information, please email ECoE@va.gov or visit the VA epilepsy website at www.epilepsy.va.gov. Thank you.

Rx Assistance

Click here to download a document to determine if you qualify.

Insurance Complaint?

Click here to download a complaint form template.

You can also file online: Click ALdoi.gov. Search for Consumers and click File a Complaint.

Epilepsy and the Asian-American Community

Click here to download information with Vietnamese translation.

Click here to download information with Chinese translation.

Legal Services
To find an Alabama Volunteer Lawyers’ Program in your area contact the following:
    Legal Services of Alabama  866.456.4995 for new clients   www.legalservicesalabama.org
    Alabama Legal Help   www.alabamalegalhelp.org or www.savlp.org/resources
    Referral Service:   Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service  800.392.5660  This program helps the public who can afford to pay lawyer find an attorney.
    South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers’ Program   855.997.2857 or 251.438.1102   www.savlp.org
    Special Needs Alliance attorneys:   www.sirote.com or Kstephens@sirote.com   205.930.5231

(Click here for more information on legal services.)

College Scholarships

The Charles Barkley Foundation, Inc.
2 N. 20th St., Ste. 1400
Birmingham, AL United States 35203-4051

Thomas Benton Barnett Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 3067
Mobile, AL United States 36652-3067
Contact: John Hensley, Trust Officer, BancTrust Co.
Phone: (866) 328-7887

The Black Belt Community Foundation, Inc.
609 Lauderdale St., P.O. Box 2020
Selma, AL United States 36702-2020
Contact: Felecia L. Jones, President and Executive Director
Telephone: (334) 874-1126
E-mail: info@blackbeltfound.org

James W. & Jean Hartley Hallmon Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2309
Tuscaloosa, AL United States 35403-2309
Contact: Joel F. Dorroh, Director
Telephone: (205) 345-2800

Merrill I. & Grace Hanks Charitable Trust
P.O. Box 1628
Mobile, AL United States 36633-1628

Hawkins Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 10566
Birmingham, AL United States 35296-0002
Contact: Patsy Alford, Grants Manager
Telephone: (205) 297-6713
Note: Giving limited to Baldwin County residents
E-mail: info@HawkinsScholarship.com

Laura Calfee Higdon Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 469
Brewton, AL United States 36427-0469
Telephone: (251) 867-3231

Ralph Lee Hill Charitable Trust
P.O. Box 2886
Mobile, AL United States 36652-2886
Note: Giving limited to those attending Alabama colleges

Charles Hoyt Jones Scholarship Foundation
144 Ramsey Dr.
Albertville, AL United States 35951

Benjamin & Roberta Russell Foundation, Inc.
(formerly Benjamin and Roberta Russell Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc.)
P.O. Box 369
Alexander City, AL United States 35011-0369
Contact: James D. Nabors, Secretary-Treasurer
Note: Tallapoosa and Coosa County residents only

The Simpson Foundation
P.O. Box 240548
Montgomery, AL United States 36124-0548
Telephone: (334) 386-2516
Note: Wilcox County residents only

Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
400 Caldwell Trace Park
Indian Springs, AL United States 35242
Telephone: (205) 202-4076
Contact: Ahrian Tyler Dudley, CEO>

Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust
P.O. Box 433
Camden, AL United States 36726-0433
Contact: Haas Strother, Treasurer
Telephone: (334) 682-4155
Note: Wilcox County residents only

Medicaid/Disability

Please notify the Medicaid/Disability agency in your area for paperwork or contact a Disability attorney of your choice. You will need a recent letter from your Neurologist that you do have epilepsy and tests such as an EEG or MRI to prove your claim. Once approved Medicaid will pay for all seizure medications.

Finding Health Insurance & Medication Assistance

Medicaid of Alabama

RX Equalizer Prescription Program (Download an information brochure by clicking here.)

Service Dog Organizations

Click on the organization names below (or call) for further information about service dog.

4 PAWS for Ability   (Ohio)    http://4pawsforability.org

Arizona Goldens – http://www.azgoldensllc.com

Assistance Dogs International (accredits programs and has lists of accredited programs)

www.assistancedogsinternational.org

Canine Assistants – http://www.canineassistants.org

Canines for Hope (Florida)   1-855-885-6262

Canines Partners for Life    http://K94life.org

Hub City Service Dogs  –     Mississippi            www.hubcityservicedogs

Little Angels Service Dogs    http://littleangelsdogtraining.net

NSDF Paws 4 Seizures    615-326-0449

Paws with a Cause    http://pawswithacause.org

Pawsitivity Service Dogs (Minnesota)     http://4pawsforability.org

Pet Partners     https://petpartners.org

Service Dogs for Independence  –  P O Box 68526, Tucson, AZ     520-909-0531

Service Dogs-Alabama (Montgomery) – Veterans and children only. 334-676-3733; info@servicedogsalabama.org

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers http://sdwr.org

Wolf Packs Service Dog Trainers http://wolfpacks.com/products/servicedog/trainers

 

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