Programs & Services

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, provides a wide variety of programs and services to people with Epilepsy and their families. For additional information on any of our programs and services, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation at (251) 341-0170.
Client Services Community Education and Women’s Programs
Awareness Clubs Emergency Medication Assistance
Employer/Employee Education and Training Epilepsy Camp


Client Services:

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama provides a full range of Client Services and programs. These offerings are tailored to the individual needs of the client and their family may include:

  • Emergency Medication:
  • General Support Service as defined by the client.
  • A wide variety of programs that include advocacy, employment information, education and training for school nurses, woman’s initiative as well as social activities.
  • New programs with focus on Hispanic , Seniors and First Responders are rolling out now.

For more information contact David Toenes, Director of Client Services at dtoenes@efala.org


Emergency Medication Assistance:

Emergency Medical/Individual Client Assistance

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama can provide emergency medication assistance for clients meeting the guidelines affiliate. Only anti-epiletic medication can be refilled on a one time per client per year basis.

Also, the affiliate will provide a one time per client per year support for specific needs , utility bills and other such needs may be addressed in . Both assistance programs are based on availability of funds. For more specifics contact David Toenes at dtoenes@efala.org.


Employer/Employee Education and Training:
Employment: Accommodations Conversations In the Workplace

The Alabama Epilepsy is pleased to announce a new Employment/Training Program in partnership with the State of Alabama Governors’ Office on Disability. According to Frank M. Garrett, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama and Graham Sisson, Executive Director of G.O.O.D., the program will bring new information to persons with epilepsy presently employed or seeking employment throughout the State of Alabama.


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Accommodations Conversations:
A Video Training Tool for Employees with Epilepsy - Chapter 1 Susan's Story
Accommodations Conversations:
Kevin's Story
Accommodations Conversations:
Tom's Story

The focus of the program is the development of improved communication skills regarding accommodations in the workplace. Guidance in these areas will take place in a classroom setting or by viewing on either the Epilepsy of Alabama website http://epilepsyfoundationalabama.org/ or on the G.O.O.D. website at http://www.good.state.al.us/

Mr. Garrett stated that the program will be coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Director of Client and Employment Services, David Toenes. The program is one of only seven programs being pilot tested this year nationwide.

For more information on the program contact David Toenes at the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama at any of the following: dtoenes@efala.org or 251-341-0170 or 1-800-626-1582.


Community Education and Women’s Programs:

DO YOUR STUDENTS HAVE SEIZURES??? DO YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE SEIZURES??? DO YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAVE SEIZURES??

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO ASSIST A PERSON HAVING A SEIZURES???

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama can assist/aid in resolving these issues.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama has training programs that will train you, your family, your students, your employees in how to recognize and seizure first aid.

The avaialbe training programs and programs targeted groups are:

  • Afican American Initative - Blacks
  • Law Enforcement Initiative – Policemen and Firemen
  • Seniors & Epilepsy Initiative - Senior Citizen
  • School Nurse Program-School Nurses
  • Get the Word Out/Take Charge – Junior & Senior High School Students
  • H.O.P.E. Program – Mentoring of people with epilepsy Program
  • EMT (Emergency-First Responders) Program – Emergency Personnel
  • Women & Epilepsy – Educating Women about epilepsy
  • Assist Epilesy Clients in obtaining employment
The Epilepsy Foundation is an approved CEU (Continuing Education Units) provider by the Alabama State Department of Social Work, CEU’s are available to nurses and social workers for Epilepsy Foundation education programs. (Nurse & Social Worker CEU Units are interchangeable).

To schedule a training program contact office, 251-341-0170 or 1-800-626-1582. or email dtoenes@efala.org

Epilepsy Camp:

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