At 17, Olivia is an Advocate for the Epilepsy Community

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Our Guiding Philosophy:

Educate

Seizure trainings for your school, workplace, and community at no cost.

Connect

No one should face epilepsy alone; meet people who understand what you’re going through.

Empower

Take back control with access to the information and advice you need.

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Help When You Need It

No one should face epilepsy alone. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with epilepsy for years, we’re here to support you.

Upcoming Events

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21

Feb

Family Connect Group – Fargo

Parents, please join us for open conversation and to share your journey with other parents and caregivers. To help alleviate childcare concerns, we will have supervised gym activities for children. Light snacks will be provided. Contact Amy Haugen at 320.203.9722 or amy.haugen@efmn.org with questions.

22

Feb

Social Event, Bowling – Duluth

Join us for bowling, pizza, and connecting with others impacted by epilepsy. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for each additional person.

24

Feb

Partner Event: The ABCs of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) – Grand Marais

This workshop will help parents understand how to use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to benefit their child. We will use a PACER booklet to understand how each required part of the IEP can be developed to meet the child’s needs. Parents will gain knowledge about how to participate effectively

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Dive in Deeper

We offer a wide variety of programs and services for youth and adults across our service region.

Thriving with Epilepsy

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Josh Rahman – Being Part of Something Bigger

Josh Rahman likes being part of things bigger than himself. He played football in high school and is now doing the same in college. He’s also working towards a degree in Criminal Justice so that he can help others, and has a drive to educate people about epilepsy and raise

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Olivia Devaraj – A Voice for the Epilepsy Community

Olivia Devaraj’s path to advocating for the epilepsy community started before she attended the 2019 Epilepsy Advocacy Day at the Capitol. It even started before she officially reached out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN). As a 7th grader, Olivia heard about an art therapy program that helped people

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Ways You Can Help

Your gift helps us educate, connect, and empower those with epilepsy and their families.