Our Goal

Our study is devoted to the understanding of seizure outcomes as well as the social, educational, employment, and behavioral impact of childhood and adolescent-onset epilepsy on the individual as well as on the family. Up until now, we have been focused on outcomes in the first several years after the child was initially diagnosed with epilepsy.

As the members of the Connecticut Study of Epilepsy are quickly reaching later adolescence and adulthood, our goals are to continue these endeavors and provide information relevant to the young adult.

In doing so, we hope to provide information that will allow families and physicians to have a broader understanding of this disorder and to be aware of and respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the children and young adults with epilepsy so that they can get on with the rest of their busy and very productive lives.

Funding

We are funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).