Dr. Alfonsina (Nina) Quintana Davies Epilepsy Foundation


American Epilepsy Society (AES)

The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.

342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
Phone: 860.586.7505
Fax: 860.586.7550

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: (888) 232-6348

Charlie Foundation to Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy

Non-profit organization that raises money for scientific research focusing on the ketogenic diet. Offers education programs and materials for families and dieticians.

1223 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite #815
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tel: 310-393-2347
Fax: 310-453-4585

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

CURE Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.

223 W. Erie, Suite 2SW
Chicago, IL, 60654
(800) 765-7118, (312) 255-1801


A global partnership of parents and medical experts united in the goal of improving treatments for children with Dravet (Syndrome), Spectrum Disorders, while empowering families to cope with the daily challenges of this disorder.

P.O. Box 66599
Baltimore, MD 21239-6599 USA

The Epilepsy Foundation of America

The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families.

8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785-7223
Telephone: 1-800-332-1000
Fax: 1-301-577-2684

Epilepsy Therapy Project

A nonprofit corporation that works to advance new treatments for people living with epilepsy. It supports innovative research in academia and industry. It provides information through the www.epilepsy.com website.

P.O. Box 742
10. N. Pendleton Street
Middleburg, VA 20118
Tel: 540-687-8077
Fax: 540-687-8066

The Hemispherectomy Foundation

The Hemispherectomy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded to provide emotional, financial, and educational support to individuals and their families who have undergone, or will undergo, a hemispherectomy or similar brain surgery.

P.O. Box 1239
Aledo, Texas 76008

International League Against Epilepsy

ILAE’s mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy.

342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
Tel: 860.586.7547
Fax: 860.586.7550

Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance

The Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to improving lives of children affected by intractable epilepsy through evidence-based information, advocacy for appropriate medical treatment including compassionate use and Orphan drug products, promotion of drug development, data collection through patient registries, and funding of research that will lead to a cure for intractable childhood epilepsies.

P.O. Box 365
6360 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
Tel: 336-946-1570
Fax: 336-946-1571

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424 or (301) 496-5751

Pregnancy Registry

A Registry designed to determine what therapies are associated with increased risk of harmful fetal effects. Participation is confidential.
Massachusetts General Hospital

121 Innerbelt Road Room 220
Somerville, MA 02143
Tel: 888-AED-AED4 (233-2334)
Fax: 617-724-8307


Sudep Aware is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2008 and run by dedicated volunteers based in Toronto. Our mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

Suite 350
283 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1N2
[001] 416 556-8770


Selected Bibliography

Americans with Disability Act, United States Government, http://www.ada.gov/, accessed August 2012.
Christopherson, Sara Cohen (2012). Living with Epilepsy, Minneapolis: ABDO Publishing Company.

CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. CURE Foundation. http://cureepilepsy.org/, accessed August 2012.

Epilepsy.com, www.epilepsy.com/, accessed June, 2012.

Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ June, 2012.

Gay, Kathlyn and Sean McGarrahan (2002). Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Institute of Medicine, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, Promoting Health and Understanding, http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Epilepsy-Across-the-Spectrum.aspx, accessed July 2012.

Living Well with Epilepsy, Jessica Keenan Smith, http://www.livingwellwithepilepsy.com/, accessed June 2012.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS Epilepsy Information page, http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm/, accessed June 2012.

Parks, Peggy J. (2012). Epilepsy, San Diego: Reference Point Press.

Video Jug, Series on Epilepsy, http://www.videojug.com/interview/simple-partial-seizures-2, accessed July 18, 2012.