"The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by Epilepsy."

Teens Speak Up

Teens Speak Up! and the Public Policy Institute is the Foundation's centerpiece advocacy initiative. Every year we bring together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors and volunteers from across the nation. Through this initiative, we are able to strengthen our advocacy network, share updates on the state of epilepsy research & funding as well as give our families an opportunity to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.

Teens Speak Up!

Teens Speak Up! is a program that provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation's capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute.

Teens from across the country are nominated by affiliates and selected by the Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.



Camp Roehr

Nurse Training

Sara's Walk/Run


Medical Marijuana

SUDEP Legislation in Illinois: A Milestone in Epilepsy Support, Awareness, and Research

Hidden Truths: The Mind Unraveled

Aptiom (Antiepileptic Drug)


Living Well With Epilepsy
June 5, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
(US Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Mental Health and Epilepsy
August 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
(US Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

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