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Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The EAWCP works to ensure an improved quality of life for those who face the challenges presented by epilepsy or seizure disorders.
History of Organization
The EAWCP was founded 1972 by a group of concerned parents and family members seeking to provide assistance to those living with seizures. The EAWCP is an independent 501(c)(3) affiliated with the Epilepsy Alliance of America. Today, the EAWCP provides information, education and support in 49 western and central Pennsylvania counties.
Epilepsy Alliance of America
Special events fundraisers, contract with the PA Department of Health, private grants, private and corporate donations.
Western Pennsylvania (49 county area)
Telephone support line (Parent/Adult)
Video lending library
Emergency prescription drug program
Individual and family support
Information and referral
Patient Eduction - Information on a variety of topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy and seizures.
Project School Alert - Epilepsy education, seizure recognition and first aid training for teachers, school nurses, administrators, students and community organizations.
High School Scholarships - Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors pursuing higher education.
Support Groups - Education based peer support groups for parents of children who have epilepsy or seizure disorders. Groups for adults who have epilepsy/seizure disorders.
Community Education Conferences/Workshops - Local educational events to provide information on issues related to epilepsy and management of seizures.
Camp Frog - A week long, overnight camping experience for children under the age of 18 who have completed third grade and have not yet graduated from high school. Camp Frog is a fully integrated camping experience.
Teen Get-Away Weekend - A weekend overnight educational and recreational program for high school students.
Service Dogs/Seizure Response Dogs
Respite Care Provided By Nursing Staff
health and human services
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday
Fees/Cost for Services
Minimum Registration & Fees for Some Programs. All fees can be waived for those needing assistance. Summer Camp Scholarships Available.
Vary from program to program
Vary depending upon program
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call or email the office
Languages Spoken or Available
Interpreters can be arranged upon request. Materials available in Spanish
Volunteers are used for various special events and programs