Welcome to the Epilepsy Centre eLearning site
The Epilepsy Centre has been the leading provider of epilepsy services in South Australia and the Northern Territory since 1976, and is dedicated to providing high quality support, counselling, training, practical assistance and advocacy on behalf of people with epilepsy.
With approximately 2-3 in every 100 people affected by epilepsy, epilepsy affects more people in our community than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy and blindness combined. For this reason community education, public awareness and the understanding of epilepsy has been a high priority of the organisation for many years now; we work continuously to raise awareness of epilepsy in the community to reduce stigma and create a more welcoming and inclusive society.
The Epilepsy Association of South Australia (EASA) was formed in May 1976, by a group of concerned parents, medical practitioners and interested parties who felt the needs of the person with epilepsy and their families were not being fulfilled. The goals of the organisation were to:
- Advise and help people with epilepsy
- Enlighten the public about the disorder with a view of overcoming ignorance and prejudice which cause unnecessary hardship to people with epilepsy
- Encourage medical research and professional training
- Provide information and referral services, professional persons, social or recreational group meetings, with the ultimate goal of total acceptance of the person with epilepsy in the community
The organisation is now well and truly established as a reputable charity organisation and continues to provide a wide range of effective and efficient services and support for those in the community affected by the disorder.
From humble beginnings and the tireless effort of action groups led by parents with children living with epilepsy to a vibrant and highly organised corporate entity, the organisation now spans across all of South Australia, Northern Territory and areas bordering the South Australian State.
The Epilepsy Centre of South Australia and The Northern Territory does not receive any Government funding. The provision of basic services is heavily reliant on fundraising through donations and special events. Your donation will enable us to improve the quality of life for people living with epilepsy through our many services. A donation, no matter how small, is an investment in the future ensuring that our work will benefit future generations of people living with epilepsy. DONATE HERE