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IEPs and 504 Plans: Navigating the Education Maze
Published on August 16, 2011

Children with disabilities are generally eligible for either an Individualized Educational Program or a Section 504 plan. The laws governing these plans have similarities, but many differences. Whichever type of plan is being used for your child, or for which your child is being considered, it is very important fro parents to be as prepared […]

“Tee Off” to Help Send Kids to Camp at Annual EFGC Golf Outing
Published on July 28, 2011

On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will host its 11th annual “Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk” golf outing at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, IL. The golf outing will benefit Camp Blackhawk, the Foundation’s week-long summer camp for kids and teens with epilepsy. This year, the camp hosted 60 […]

Changes to Illinois’ Medicaid Program Present Challenges for Individuals with Epilepsy
Published on July 22, 2011

Big changes are taking place for Illinois Medicaid recipients, and, like most changes, they can be confusing and frustrating. And for Medicaid recipients with epilepsy, the changes are also a cause for serious concern. At the end of this past May, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced its new Integrated Care […]

Operation Epilepsy: A Free Educational Program for Veterans
Published on July 8, 2011

Up to 50% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at risk of developing epilepsy. On Thursday, September 8, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will present a free educational program focusing on the latest issues surrounding epilepsy which specifically impact veterans and their loved ones. […]

Operation Epilepsy: A Free Educational Program for Veterans
Published on July 8, 2011

Up to 50% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at risk of developing epilepsy. On Thursday, September 8, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will present a free educational program focusing on the latest issues surrounding epilepsy which specifically impact veterans and their loved ones […]