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 Ary Rodeghiero

Connect Groups gave Ary and Lynn an introduction to EFMN services, as it does for many families, but the first event they attended was the Rise Above Seizures Walk in 2011. Ary’s since become involved in a variety of youth events and joined the Shining Stars program.

Ary's Story
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28

Jun

Eagan Adult Meetup

Meet up with other adults living with epilepsy and enjoy a walk through the sculpture garden trails at Caponi Art Park. Slow down and enjoy the scenic art as we chat and stroll. Free to attend and guests are welcome. Snacks will be provided. Accessibility note: Trails in the sculpture

28

Jun

Rare Epilepsies Virtual Connect Group

A space for people impacted by a rare epilepsy or complex diagnosis to meet others and talk about life updates, challenges, and successes with others who understand the rare epilepsy/complex diagnosis journey. This includes parents and caregivers to children with rare epilepsy, as well as adults. This is a group

29

Jun

Wellness Wednesday Webinar: Childhood Epilepsies and Seizure Types

What do parents and caregivers need to know about epilepsy and seizures in children? Hear from an expert in the field of neurology on medical treatments for children with epilepsy, developmental issues to be aware of, learning and school considerations, and social/emotional concerns and supports. This webinar gives an overview

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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