• 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.
  • EPIC Long Island's President & CEO, Tom Hopkins and Board Chariman, Jeffrey Nagel interview LIVE in studio for The Nonprofit Voice. Their interview discussed how senior management and the board of directors of nonprofit agencies work together to contribute to the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Tom Hopkins, President & CEO, joins Flo Federman on The Nonprofit Voice LIVE. Listen to the recording through the link above.
  • On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) released a new definition of Epilepsy. Previous definitions were conceptual, (theoretical) and not sufficiently detailed to indicate in individual cases whether a person did or did not have epilepsy. Therefore, the ILAE commissioned a second task force to develop a practical (operational) definition of epilepsy, designed for use by doctors and patients.
  • We are now signed up with Amazon Smile! Their slogan "You Shop. Amazon Gives" rings true for us here at EPIC Long Island. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice! It is very simple! Anyone ordering through Amazon at smile.amazon.com can now select Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island at checkout.
  • Tom Hopkins, President & CEO, of EPIC Long Island is featured in Long Island Business News as One to Watch.
  • EPIC Long Island Inc. recently hosted its 29th Annual Dinner Dance, "A Blue Tie Affair," at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Golf Course. Over 300 supporters joined EPIC in recognition of their continuous support and dedication to those they serve.