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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19

Sep

Adult Connect (St. Paul)

Adults affected by epilepsy connect, share stories and support each other in a safe and welcoming environment. Resources are available and light refreshments are served. Contact Tammy Sammon with any questions at tsammon@efmn.org or 651-287-2304.

19

Sep

Webinar: School Nurse Training

This free training is designed for school nurses and other health staff to refresh their knowledge and learn about new developments regarding epilepsy and seizures. All school personnel are welcome to attend. This webinar will begin with a brief epilepsy review, followed by treatment options, rescue medications, new treatments, and

20

Sep

Awareness Night at the Football Field

Join us on Friday, September 20th at the Milaca vs. Zimmerman high school football game, as we raise epilepsy awareness, and cheer on the teams. Wear your favorite EFMN shirt, or dress in purple (epilepsy awareness color). Halftime recognition, and free awareness giveaways.

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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