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.
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.
Click here to download a document to determine if you qualify.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers http://sdwr.org
Wolf Packs Service Dog Trainers http://wolfpacks.com/products/servicedog/trainers