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Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.

If you still have questions about our program after reviewing our resources, contact us.

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Brainy Camps

Learn more about the overnight camp program designed for children and teens with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Support Group

At Children’s National Hospital, we’ve created an epilepsy support group where patients, parents and caregivers can find comfort connecting with other families.

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Helpful Websites - Epilepsy

Children's National offers online resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience in the Epilepsy Program.

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Helpful Websites - Ketogenic Diet

If you child is being treated with a dietary therapy for epilepsy, these materials will help you learn about appropriate vitamins, healthy fats and more.

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SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, is when a person with epilepsy passes away without a clear explanation. While this is not extremely common, it's important to learn more about SUDEP.

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Laser Treatment Allows Epilepsy Patients to Go Home Sooner

Neurosurgeons at Children’s National can now use minimally invasive procedures using novel laser technology to eradicate deep-seated brain lesions that cause drug-resistant epilepsy. Chima Oluigbo, MD, FRCSC, discusses how the procedure works.