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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Adventurous Endeavors – Wolf Wildlife

Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a special virtual presentation from the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN. We will hear from educators and see ambassador wolves in a presentation that will keep you on the edge of your seat while learning about these mysterious predators in a LIVE program from



Epilepsy and Medical Implant Devices Webinar

If you or your loved one has failed two or more seizure medications, you might be wondering about what other treatment options exist. Learn about the available implant devices including “RNS” Responsive Neurostimulation, “VNS” Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and “DBS” Deep Brain Stimulation that are used to manage seizures. **This webinar



Adult Virtual Connect Group: Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles: Be inspired as we share stories of overcoming obstacles of living with epilepsy. We welcome adults with epilepsy to connect and share with one another the challenges and victories that you are experiencing along this part of your epilepsy journey. In order to ensure we can provide the

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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