Epilepsy Association
2831 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 579-1330

The Epilepsy Association is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping people cope with and manage seizure disorders by improving their quality of life, while empowering and enabling individuals to reach their full potential within the community.

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place
Landover, Maryland 20785
Contact: (800) 332 1000

A voluntary agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy in the US and their families. Ensures that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.
Contact: (540) 687-8077

An online resource for information about epilepsy.


Epilepsy Association
See contact information above
Provider of epilepsy education in the community.


"Respite" refers to short term, temporary care provided to people with disabilities in order that their families can take a break from the daily routine of care giving. Respite care is important to give families time to relieve the stress experienced in caring for a child with a disability.

United Way First Call for Help
Dial 2-1-1 from any land line phone
Contact: (216) 436-2000 in Cuyahoga County or
(440) 285-3194 in Geauga County
Contact: (877) 227-3115

An online resource for special needs caregivers giving respite to parents/caregivers of children with special needs. A special needs respite care guide is available.

Peak Potential Therapy
8848 Commons Blvd. #101
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Contact: (440) 424-5841

A Private Practice autism treatment and therapy center for children. Respite is one of the many services they provide.

Hattie Larlham
7996 Darrow Rd. #10
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Contact: (330) 274-2272

A not-for-profit organization that provides quality care to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

SERRC Center (Cuyahoga Special Education Center)
6393 Oak Tree Boulevard
Independence, Ohio 44131
Contact: (216) 524-3000

Serves as liaisons between parents and school districts. SERRC is a great resource for any questions you have about special education programs.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
165 W. Center ST. suite 302
Chase Bank building
Marion Oh, 43302
Contact: (800) 374-2806

A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities.


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
400 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235
Contact: (800) 282-4536

Serves Ohioans with disabilities through job placement and retention.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
14650 Detroit Ave. Suite #300
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Contact: (216) 227-3250

Provides vocational rehabilitation for people with physical or mental impairments.

Vocational Guidance Services
2239 E. 55th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Contact: (216) 431-7800

Provides vocational training and job placement to NE Ohio for disabled and disadvantaged residents.


Epilepsy Association Support Group
Lake West Hospital
36000 Euclid Ave.
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Contact: (440) 953-9600

Meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2012 W 25th Street #600
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Contact: (216) 875-7776

The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Services included information and referral, support groups and family and consumer education.

Centers for Independent Living
2545 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Contact: (216) 696-2716

Maximizes independent living for persons with disabilities through referrals and services.

United Way First Call for Help
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 from any land line phone,
or call: (216) 436-2000 in Cuyahoga County or
(440) 285-3194 in Geauga County

United Way first call for help (dial 2-1-1 from any land line phone) has a list of respite providers. Your county board will often have funds available to pay for respite care.

Health Solidarity Network
25111 Miles Road, Suite B
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
Contact: (216) 831-1220
Toll-Free: (888) 338-7677


The Cleveland Foodbank
15500 S. Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Contact: (216) 738-2265

Supplies a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters and food pantries. In addition, they provide food to childcare centers, group homes and programs for the elderly. Children's nutrition programs include: Kid Café, Backpack for Kids and Summer Food Service.


Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 W. 6th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Contact: (216) 687-1900

Provides fee legal assistance on civil matters.

Cleveland Tenants Organization
3631 Perkins Ave., Suite 3A-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 432-0617

Provides counseling for tenants on their rights and responsibilities helping tenants and landlords negotiate their differences.

Council for Economic Opportunities for Greater Cleveland-Housing Services Program (GEOGC)
1228 Euclid Ave, Suite 700
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 696-9077

Provides assistance to qualified low-income individuals or families needing housing or facing homelessness.

Ohio Legal Rights Service
50 W. Broad St suite 1400.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact: (614) 466-7264
Toll-Free: (800) 282-9181

An independent state agency that protects and advocates for human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities.


Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pediatric Neurology
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Contact: (216) 444-6722

MetroHealth Medical Center - Department of Neurology
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Contact: (216) 778-3958

Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave.
Mailstop RBC 6035
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact: (216) 844-5710

University Hospitals - Neurological Institute for Children and Adults
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact: (216) 844-5741

St. Vincent's Charity Medical Center - Neurodiagnostics Center for Adults
2351 E. 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 861-6200-NEON

The Free Clinic
12201 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact: (216) 721-4010

Provides medical, mental health and related services to individuals who have no insurance.

Care Alliance
1530 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Contact: (216) 781-6724

The leading provider of primary healthcare and comprehensive dental services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, living in public housing, uninsured or underinsured in Cleveland, Ohio.
Provides information, referral and resources for Cuyahoga County.


The following organizations provide evaluation and assessment of epilepsy and seizures.

Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center
9500 Euclid Ave. S51
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Contact: (216) 445-5559

Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Epilepsy Program
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Contact: (216) 444-2200

Epilepsy Center at University Hospitals Neurological Institute
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact: (216) 844-8447


Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS)
2012 W. 25th St. 6th floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Contact: (877) 236-8676 or (216) 241-3400

For Cuyahoga County residents adults and children who are uninsured and seeking community mental health services.

Achievement Centers for Children
24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Contact: (440) 250-2520

Provides individual, family and group counseling to address difficult issues, manage stress and promote emotional well-being. In addition, they facilitate support groups for parents, siblings, grandparents and individuals with special needs to help families learn through interaction with others facing similar challenges.

Positive Educational Program (PEP) PEP Connections
3100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 361-4400

PEP serves children and youth who have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance, are involved with two or more Cuyahoga County child-serving systems (ex. Department of Children & Family Services, Juvenile Court, Board of MR/DD, etc.), and are at risk of removal from their families or are returning to their families from placement. Your child can be referred to PEP by any Cuyahoga County child-serving system, your physician, or your school.

Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care
Jane Edna Hunter Building¬ 
3955 Euclid Ave. 1st floor
Cleveland, Ohio44115
Contact: (216) 443-6067

Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care serves children of Cleveland, East Cleveland, or Euclid who have serious emotional needs that severely disrupt relationships and daily activities.

Help Me Grow Cuyahoga County
8111 Quincy Avenue suite #344.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: (216) 391-6106

Help Me Grow can provide early intervention services for children ages 0-3. They will evaluate your child, assign your child a case manager, and develop a learning plan for your child. HMG is the first service to call if your child is between the ages of 0-3. For other counties call Cuyahoga HMG and ask for the number or visit their website.

202 East Bagley Rd.
Berea, Ohio 44017
Contact: (440) 260-8300

Guidestone provides assessment, counseling, community mental health services, partial hospitalization, or medication help for children with mental health needs. They also provide inpatient treatment for crisis stabilization, residential and secure residential treatment.

Applewood Centers Cuyahoga County
Richard A. Paulson Center - Cuyahoga
2525 East 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3266
Contact: (216) 696-5800¬

Applewood Centers Lorain County
Midway Plaza Building 347
Midway Boulevard suite 306
Elyria, OH 4403
Contact: (440) 324-1300

Provides assessment, counseling, community mental health services, partial hospitalization and medication help for children with mental health needs.

3737 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, Ohio44124
Contact: (216) 831-2255

Beechbrook's mission is to advance the emotional well-being of children, youth, and their families by providing effective, innovative behavioral health, permanency, and educational services, and by serving as a strong voice for children, youth, and families. They provide outpatient programs, school-based programs, parent education, residential treatment, and foster care placement. They also have a good resource directory for other community services.

Bellefaire JCB
22001 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44118
Contact: (216) 932-2800

Bellefaire JCB offers community services, home and school based services, inpatient treatment, early childhood services, and a special Monarch School for Autism.


Health Solidarity Network
25111 Miles Road, Suite B
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
Contact: (216) 831-1220
Toll-Free: (888) 338-7677

Specializes in insurance for pre-existing conditions.




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Epilepsy Association  2831 Prospect Ave  Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2606
Phone: 216-579-1330