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Epilepsy Foundation

Services offered: The Epilepsy Foundation provides direct services for individuals affected by recurring seizures and their families and educational programs in the community. These services include:

  • Counseling, support groups and daily living skills training
  • Summer camp for children and a fall retreat for adults
  • Emergency medication program
  • Ongoing social programs
  • Public health education presentations on seizure recognition and first aid tailored to any type of audience

Web page: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/socentralwisc

Primary contact person: Art Taggart, Executive Director
Telephone number: 608-442-5555
Email address: ataggart@wisc.edu

Years in service: Since 1980

Hours of operation: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Size of staff: 4 full-time and 1 .75 FTE

Average cost of service is: Direct client services are offered without charge to individuals affected by epilepsy. Public health presentations are $50 per hour plus travel and materials (handouts).

Funded by: Dane County, United Way agencies, State of WI DHFS, private grants and agency fundraising.

Average length of service is: It varies according to need, but averages 7 units (hours) of service for direct clients, and 2.5 units for public health education.

Intake procedure is: Intake information is taken by case specialists either by telephone or face to face. Office visits are by appointment.

Target population is: People and family members of those with epilepsy living in a fifteen county service area in South Central Wisconsin (La Crosse to Sheboygan and down through Madison). Total population of the area is about 1.2 million which represents about 20,000 people with epilepsy.

Other eligibility requirements include: None, all are eligible.


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