EPIC Long Island mourns the passing of Claire Agdern a volunteer, Board member and staunch advocate for individuals with epilepsy. Her service to the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island spanned 43 years, beginning with her role as President of the Epilepsy Foundation’s South Shore Auxiliary, a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds and building awareness of epilepsy.
Amy Walsleben, Director of Residential Services for EPIC Long Island, and some of parents of the individuals receiving services from the nonprofit are interviewed by Flo Federman on The Nonprofit Voice. This segment highlights from the parents perspective as to why they choose EPIC to provide services for their family member.
EPIC Long Island's Phyllis Sajdak, interviewed with Newsday, regarding job growth in the month of May. Sajdak, a licensed mental health counselor, snagged a job last month when she was offered a position as a behavioral intervention specialist at the nonprofit.
EPIC Long Island celebrated the grand opening of their new offices at 1500 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, Long Island last week. This location will house the agency’s administrative offices, Day Habilitation program and developmental disability and mental health clinics. On hand for the official ribbon–cutting ceremony were local elected officials, including Town Supervisor, Kate Murray and members of the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce. The move to East Meadow was prompted by EPIC’s rapid growth in both the number and types of people they serve, beyond those with epilepsy.