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OUR MISSION

"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives."

 

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA Act

The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to join other organizations and individuals across the nation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees the civil rights of people with disabilities. In 2008, President George W. Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act that restored the original intent of Congress and clarified the definition of "disability" to encompass episodic conditions like epilepsy. The Foundation is proud to have served in such a critical advocacy role in helping to pass the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act alongside the collaborative efforts of the disability community, local offices, business leaders, and Congress - including former Congressman Tony Coelho, a person living with epilepsy, a member of the Epilepsy Foundation's National Board of Directors and lead sponsor of the ADA while in Congress.