Using the Resource Center

This is the digital Brian Alan Sitomer Memorial Resource Center. All content contained in the Resource Center are for information purposes only. Do not make changes in your care or your child’s care — treatments, medication, lifestyle, or seizure management — without consulting your physician. In “Learn More,” “About Epilepsy+Treatments” and the “Resource Center” we have highlighted topics of concern to individuals with epilepsy and parents of children with epilepsy. Undoubtedly, there are still many more questions and issues that were not addressed. We invite you to share information and resources that you think should be added and/or let us know information that you could not find. The epilepsies are complicated diseases/disorders of the brain with a wide spectrum of severity — what may be applicable to one person and one kind of epilepsy may be completely inappropriate for another person or type of epilepsy. For that reason, we encourage you to talk as much as possible with your doctor.

First-Aid and Safety Tips+Tools

Seizure First Aid
First Aid for Seizures
First Aid-Complex Partial (diagram)
First Aid-Convulsive or Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures (diagram)

Safety-Thermal burns
Home Safety (Flier)

Training materials and to request a Seizure First Aid Training

To request an instructional Diastat DVD, please contact Patricia Leyva

School Resources+Tools
For Adults With Epilepsy


The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of CA.
To learn more about Employee Development Services visit the EDD website: Employee Development Services Website

ADA Resources Guide
Dept. of Rehabilitation List

Enter your travel information in the Trip Planner below and you’ll get a customized itinerary in seconds, telling you what line to take, where to catch it, where to exit and what it costs.

Metro Trip Planner
Detailed route and schedule information on each line
For a more geographic look at the system

Go Metro Destinations Guide: From theme parks to concert halls, from arenas to museums, you can reach LA’s best attractions on Metro. The Metro Destinations Guide highlights points of interest near Metro stations.

Have Metro Questions? Have questions or need more help? Speak to one of the Metro’s Customer Information Agents by calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) are available 6:30am – 7pm (Monday-Friday) and 8:00am – 4:30pm (Saturday/Sunday). Please note that you may have to wait for the next available agent.

Access is the service name of the ADA Complementary Paratransit service for functionally disabled individuals in Los Angeles County. Access transportation service is available for any ADA paratransit eligible individual to any location within ¾ of a mile of any fixed bus operated by the Los Angeles County public fixed route bus operators and within ¾ of a mile around METRO Rail stations during the hours that the systems are operational. Complementary paratransit service is not required to complement commuter rail and commuter bus services, since the ADA does not require that these services provide complementary paratransit service. The service area is divided into service areas and extends into portions of the surrounding counties of San Bernardino, Orange and Ventura that are served by Los Angeles County Fixed-route bus lines.

For more information about Access, visit their website:

Other Resources
Request Training Video

To request an instructional Diastat DVD, please contact Patricia Leyva the Epilepsy Foundation
of Greater Los Angeles.

Story of Resource Center



In loving memory of
Brian Alan Sitomer
An excellent young man
January 1970 – June 1977





In memory of my son, Brian Alan, this Resource Center is dedicated to all who are touched by epilepsy on a daily basis. Please use this Resource Center with its information, referrals and links to other available sources to educate yourselves about epilepsy. You must become knowledgeable in order to improve the quality of life for yourself and those around you affected by epilepsy. Don’t learn the hard way like I did!

Thank you to all the family members and friends who have supported the Brian Alan Sitomer Fund so faithfully over the years. Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles who helped launch and will help maintain and update the Brian Alan Sitomer Memorial Resource Center – both virtual online and at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

Steven M. Sitomer
Father of Brian Alan