Epilepsy California is a joint effort of two Epilepsy Foundations in California—the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Epilepsy California was created to be the recognized, unified voice of the 400,000 to 500,000 people with epilepsy and seizure disorders throughout the state of California. Epilepsy California works to protect the rights of people affected by epilepsy and we ask that you join this growing grassroots movement. This grassroots effort is composed of people with epilepsy and their family members, volunteers, medical professionals and service providers. Working together we can make real change happen and we can improve the lives of individuals with epilepsy and their families.

SB 161

On Friday, October 7th, 2012 California Governor Jerry Brown’s signed California Senate Bill 161 into law! The bill authorizes volunteer, trained, non-medical personnel in schools to administer emergency medication to students with epilepsy suffering from prolonged seizures. "This is significant progress for the epilepsy community,” said Ann Kinkor, State Advocacy Coordinator for Epilepsy California, “This legislation will help save lives and reduce unnecessary medical risks for children with epilepsy in California schools.” For more information about SB 161, please click here.