The Alliance for Epilepsy Research (AER) is an advocacy group
founded by a grass roots effort. It is a voice for those
affected by epilepsy.
The AER has been formed to encourage and support innovative epilepsy
research and to increase public awareness of epilepsy and epilepsy's
impact. Since current treatments for epilepsy are often
unsuccessful and side effects can be detrimental to quality of life, new treatments and a cure for epilepsy are
the targets of AER's support.
AER was founded in 1996. Dr. Ivan Osorio, an Epileptologist,
Susan Arthurs, an airline pilot who lost her job, career and hobby
to epilepsy and Dr. Rich Davis of Kansas City were all instrumental
in its founding, development and growth. It is an all
The mission of the Alliance for Epilepsy Research is to help find a
cure for epilepsy.
The goals of the Alliance for Epilepsy Research are to encourage and
support innovative epilepsy research and to increase awareness in
the general public of epilepsy and of the problems associated with
having the disorder.
Tax Exempt Status
The Alliance for Epilepsy Research is a non-profit organization
incorporated in the state of Missouri. It is recognized by the
Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to AER qualify as
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