Connect with Others

Creating a network of support with people in the epilepsy community

Finding a sense of support and community is vital for people living with epilepsy as well as their family. The Epilepsy Foundation offers opportunities to meet others, learn from their experiences, and connect on a personal level.

Connect Groups occur on a monthly basis across our service area, with specific meetings for adults, children, and caregivers impacted by epilepsy. Other social events are offered throughout the year for children, teens, and adults.

See a complete list of all upcoming events on our calendar, or explore the different ways to connect with others through the buttons below.

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Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Ellis Weiss

Being diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy comes with its own unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone. Since their daughter Ellis was diagnosed with Doose Syndrome, Erik and Kendra Weiss have used monthly EFMN Connect Groups to meet others who have a child with epilepsy and learn from their experiences.

Ellis's Story
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12

Dec

Adult Connect Group – Holiday Party

Join us for our annual holiday party and connect with other adults affected by epilepsy. The MN Room is located on the first floor across from the cafeteria. All food and beverages will be provided. Contact Lisa Peterson at lisa.peterson@efmn.org or 218.624.1330 with any questions.

12

Dec

Connect Group – Rosemount

Support and information session for individuals,family and friends affected by epilepsy. We will provide new resources and the opportunity to meet others. No one should face seizures alone. Refeshments provided.

14

Dec

Teen Social Event – AirMaxx Trampoline Park

An afternoon of trampoline, mini golf and arcade game fun for our Teen Social Group (13-18 years old). Pizza and pop will be served and an AirMaxx waiver is required before activities can start. Cost is $10 per person and teenage guests are welcome. Contact Erik Williams with any questions

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Get to know other people with epilepsy

Whether you're an adult living with epilepsy, a parent of a child with epilepsy, or connected to epilepsy in some other way, Connect Groups are a great way to meet others and learn from their experiences.

Connect Groups