The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island was founded in 1953 by a small group of parents who were determined to see their children lead productive and satisfying lives. The Foundation started small with a day program in Hempstead, New York and two residences. Although the Foundation has always served people with Epilepsy, as it expanded, we began providing services to people with other developmental disabilities as well. Today, the Foundation has a Day Habilitation program; operates residential programs across Nassau and Suffolk counties; a Community Services program that provides Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, and Residential Habilitation; and an Article 16 Clinic that provides comprehensive clinical services to persons with epilepsy, developmental disabilities, and related conditions. In addition, through our Community Education and Outreach Programs, the Foundation is committed to educating the public, teachers, health care professionals, and businesses about epilepsy; and serves as an advocate for those with epilepsy. All of the Foundation's programs are designed to help people reach their full potential and enhance their sense of self-esteem.