PROGRAMS

Support Groups & Social Events

Living with epilepsy is easier when you can share with others who are in a similar situation. EFM offers a variety of support group meetings on a monthly basis for adults and youth living with epilepsy and parents of children living with epilepsy. We also offer online support group platforms through Facebook.

Prevention & Education

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi offers comprehensive prevention and education services throughout the 82 counties in Mississippi. One of our primary goals is to provide accessible, current information about epilepsy/seizure disorders to individuals with epilepsy, parents, family members and friends. We also provide information about epilepsy to the community through training programs. Groups that are targeted and provided with appropriate presentations on a regular basis include: school personnel and students, professionals throughout the community – including physicians and attorneys, police, emergency medical services personnel, health care professionals, community based organizations with special emphasis on health and social service agencies, and providers, such as day care centers and nursing homes.

Would you like someone to make a presentation at your school, work, or community organization? Contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi at 601-936-5222 for more information.

Epilepsy Resource Center

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi has a resource centers housed in our central office with a wide range of informational brochures on epilepsy/seizures in English and Spanish. Informational videos on epilepsy are also available in English and Spanish. Periodicals and books, specific to epilepsy, are also available for reference.

Advocacy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders at the local, county, and state levels. Advocating for effective public policies and community support is critical to our about to provide assistance to those who need it the most.

Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp

The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp is a week long camp for Mississippi kids, ages 8-16, living with epilepsy. Our camp makes it possible for children with epilepsy to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Children can spend time with others who are just like them and share their life experiences, which serves as a reminder they are not alone.

The campers attend free of charge and enjoy a great camp experience under the supervision of the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, trained counselors, and nurses who are on site 24/7.  The camp takes place at Timber Creek Camp on May 30th-June 3rd 2017.

To be eligible for the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, a child must:

  • Have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Be ages 8 through 16
  • Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet without assistance
  • Work well in small groups

Please click 2017 Alvin P Flannes application  to fill out the application.