The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware (EFDE) is a private, non-profit service organization providing public education and supportive services to individuals and families affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders.

With offices Newport, Delaware located in New Castle County, we offer nationally recognized programs and services to residents in all 3 counties throughout Delaware.

With support from a volunteer Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board that provides medical expertise, we work to ensure an improved quality of life for those who face the challenges presented by epilepsy or seizure disorders.

As your local Epilepsy Foundation affiliate for over 50 years, the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is the only non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated solely to serving people affected by epilepsy in Delaware. We are an independently incorporated affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

The work of the EFDE is supported through private donations, a variety of grants including Grant-In-Aid from the State of Delaware, as well as special fundraising events.

Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is to support all people impacted by seizures and epilepsy, reduce stigma and increase community awareness while leading efforts to facilitate the prevention and management of epilepsy throughout Delaware.

History

The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware, originally known as the Delaware Epilepsy Association, was formed by members of the Easter Seals Society—physicians, parents, and others—directly concerned with the problems of epilepsy. After a number of years of informal meetings and activities, the association was incorporated in 1964.

In 1971 a collaborative agreement was reached with Easter Seals Society of Delaware. Corporate identity and individual functions were maintained, but administrative facilities and support services were shared.

An independent board of directors was established in December 1983. The Delaware Epilepsy Association became a full affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America in December 1984. In January 1996 our name was changed to Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware to be consistent with the national organization.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware offers a variety of programs for people with epilepsy, their families, and the public. We serve all who live, work and play in the state of Delaware.