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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22

Jan

Webinar on Epilepsy and Genetics

Join the Epilepsy Foundation for an educational webinar where guest speaker Beth Rosen Sheidley MS, CGC, and moderator Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc, talk about epilepsy and genetics. They will discuss what we know about the genetics of epilepsy, the benefits and limitations of testing, and how to go about getting

23

Jan

Connect Group – Brooklyn Park

Come for connections and support. Whether you are a parent with a child affected, or someone who has lived with epilepsy for years, sharing and hearing everyone’s journey can create a powerful impact. This opportunity to meet others is open to family and friends. Light refreshments provided.

06

Feb

Adult and Caregiver Connect Group – St. Cloud

We welcome adults and caregivers affected by epilepsy to join us for a time to connect and support one another. February’s meeting will be an open forum. Bring any questions you have about epilepsy, your specific diagnosis, etc. As we share our journeys with seizures, we can learn from one

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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