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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11

Aug

Teen Virtual Connect Group: Music Virtual Hang Out

Music Virtual Hang Out: Stay connected 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, and western

12

Aug

Caring for One’s Mental Health Webinar

During this webinar, Dr. Heck will discuss common difficulties that children and adults experience while living with epilepsy. He will emphasize the importance of taking care of one’s mental health as well as their seizure control and will assist the audience in understanding the conditions of depression, anxiety, and low

18

Aug

Seizure Smart Basics Webinar

This condensed 30-minute version of EFMN’s Seizure Smart Training goes over general seizure recognition and response basics, while also being quick and easy to fit into busy schedules. Please note: This training does not qualify for CEUs. Visit efmn.org to find CEU options that may work for you.) Register here! 

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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