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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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09

Jun

Teen Connect Group: Virtual Hang Out

Stay connected during this “safe at home” time and join EFMN’s Teen Connect Group for a virtual gathering and hang out! Teens (13-18 years old) living with epilepsy are invited to sign in to play games, share recommendations, and more while creating connections with peers from across MN, eastern ND,

10

Jun

Seizure Smart Seniors and Caregivers Webinar

One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Do you know how to recognize a seizure and respond to one? This training will cover how to recognize a seizure and be able to distinguish this from other behaviors, increase knowledge about the prevalence of seizures among the

11

Jun

Virtual Caregiver Connect Group: Adapting to Summer

We welcome parents, caregivers, and guardians of children 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 best experience possible, we need a few things from you.

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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