• It was a night of mingling, dancing and celebrating, as more than 150 attendees raised a glass to EPIC Long Island at the agency’s 30th Anniversary Diamonds & Pearls Dinner Gala.
  • Internationally known neurologist Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., Director of the Epilepsy Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) and Professor of Clinical Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named to the 2015 Super Doctors® list published by MSP Communications. No more than 5% of physicians in the New York metro region have achieved this designation. Dr. Ettinger is a resident of Huntington, NY. Dr. Ettinger is president of the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and is a past member of the national Professional Advisory Board and Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He was the recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island's Professional Achievement Award in 2004.
  • More than 700 people took part in EPIC Long Island’s annual fundraiser, EPIC Walk for Epilepsy, at East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park on October 25, 2014. Proceeds raised from the campaign - which will remain open through the end of November in honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month - will benefit EPIC Long Island’s programs and services serving individuals with epilepsy, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.
  • EPIC, Extraordinary People in Care of Long Island purchased and completely "green-ovated" 1500 Hempstead Tpke., formerly occupied by Snapple and Lukoil. Environmentally friendly initiatives were incorporated inside and out, from the underground parking garage up to the roof.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation is pleased to support legislation introduced today that would allow children and individuals with epilepsy and debilitating seizure disorders to access cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) has introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 (H.R. 5226) to remove therapeutic hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and expand the availability of this important treatment option.
  • Dr. Ettinger and Colleagues Encourage Physicians to Screen Patients for Depression, to Help Avoid Potentially Devastating Consequences of Uncontrolled Seizures,
  • EPIC Long Island's Shari Lurie, Director of the Mental Health Clinic, was part of a round table discussion on The Nonprofit Voice focusing on hot topics in Albany, Washington D.C. and our local communities throughout Long Island.
  • 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.