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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May

Adult Social Event – Saints Game

Take in a night of outdoor baseball and fireworks to kick off Memorial Day weekend with EFMN friends. Tailgating starts at 4:00 and the game at 5:05. This event is free for those with epilepsy and $10 for each guest, paid at the game. Contact Tammy Sammon at tsammon@efmn.org or

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Jun

Social Event – Duluth Huskies Game

Join us for a day at the ballpark and root on the Duluth Huskies as they take on the Eau Claire Express. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for guests; includes ticket, hotdog, and a small pop or water. (Game starts at 3:05pm). Contact Lisa Peterson

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Jun

Adult Connect Group

Join other adults with epilepsy for connection and support. In June we will be joined by Sonny Chase who will share his journey and his book “Web Was Woven: Epilepsy and Depression.” Light snacks will be provided. Contact Janice Tweet at jtweet@efmn.org or 701.429.1165 with 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