Epilepsy affects as many as 2% of Queensland children and adults. There are more people with epilepsy than with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease and several others combined. Epilepsy is recognised as the world's most common serious brain disorder (WHO, 1997). While in most cases it is diagnosed during the school years, epilepsy may affect anyone at anytime. More people are being diagnosed later in life.
Since 1969, Epilepsy Queensland Inc has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy and their carers/families through information, support, counselling, education, training, advocacy and research. Considerable effort is put into increasing public awareness and raising community understanding of epilepsy. We offer inservice training for health, disability and education organisations so they are better placed to help people with epilepsy.
If you would like to show your support to Epilepsy Queensland Inc and keep up to date with the latest news, information and offers, please consider becoming a member. Simply visit our Membership Page for more information and to download a copy of our membership application form.
Please CLICK HERE if you would like to download a copy of the 2018 Impact Report.