Resources, tools and education for our patients and their families to ensure you have easy access to the information you need before, during and after your visit.
Valley Children’s Epilepsy Support Program was created with our patients and families in mind. The goal is to provide a supportive community for epilepsy patients and families throughout the Central Valley.
We offer support groups for parents and teens/young adults to connect and support.
Find epilepsy support resources, from national organizations to groups in your area.
Learn more about epilepsy service dogs and how to begin your search for a service dog.
"Listening to other parents share feelings, concerns, advice, or even a silly story has helped me to feel less alone. There are families out there who are dealing with the same situations. Connecting with them through support group has given hope, knowledge, and a better understanding about my son's condition."
- Amparo Raya
Epilepsy is not a mental illness, but can be linked with many mental health concerns for reasons that are still unclear.
Children living with epilepsy experience higher rates of mental health concerns like anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and autism – as much as five times higher than the general pediatric population.
It’s important to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health issues early and seek treatment to help.
Have you ever wondered what those diagnosed with epilepsy wish they could tell you? Watch as the Ayala family shares wisdom they’ve learned from living with epilepsy, and what they’d like to share with friends, family and their community.