At Illinois Epilepsy Support and Resources, we are proud of the impact that programs like the Epilepsy Initiative are making on the community. These are just a few examples of how these programs are improving the lives of community members in our service areas.
We helped people locate medical services in their area, obtain medical cards, and navigate payment for prescriptions
We connected people to our in-person and online support groups including:
Getting a tablet and learning to join support groups.
Learning how to speak to other people about their epilepsy.
Counseling and Support
We arranged for free counseling for individuals who needed assistance resolving emotional issues.
We helped individuals access emergency funding from the Illinois Department of Developmental Disabilities to have a place to live with 24 hour support available.
We linked individuals to programs that help them find employment.
Daily Living Support
We helped individuals access funding for daily in-home living support and assisted living tasks such as grocery shopping and trips to the movies.
We helped obtain rideshare coupons for public transportation.
At Streator Unlimited, we are proud to provide direct services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Though the diagnoses for those we serve vary, 42% of our consumers have received an epilepsy diagnosis. Whether or not there are other accompanying disabilities, these people need our services because of the way epilepsy impacts their lives.