Seizure Research – Seizures of any kind can be frightening for anyone, especially those with autism who many not fully understand the issue or be able to communicate about it. Independently, autism and epilepsy (seizures of unknown cause), each occur in around 1 percent of the general population. But the epilepsy rate (more than 1 seizure) among those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), is about 30 percent.
Joey Lowenstein has had one significant setback brought on by a seizure. That experience was enough for Joey to realize how important it is to include seizure research in the list of JL Foundation’s core objectives. Increasing awareness about this issue and helping parents to improve their chances of dealing effectively with it, are of paramount importance to Joey, Roberta and the JL Foundation.
JL Foundation will donate funds allocated to Seizure Research directly to organizations that are contributing to the awareness of and solutions for seizure-related issues including Dr. Devinsky at NYU Langone Medical Center and the organization that Dr. Devinsky heads, called “FACES” – Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures. The JL Foundation is actively pursuing other strategic partnerships and initiatives for this important issue and will devote funds donated and allocated to Seizure Research to further those initiatives.
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