Bike with us to raise funds and awareness of epilepsy!
Come learn about epilepsy from local experts!
We are the leading resource of information, education, advocacy, and support for people with epilepsy in Connecticut.
Our education programs focus on providing accurate information about seizure recognition and first aid to a wide range of groups across the state.
Explore our library of past recordings and participate in live webinars on a variety of epilepsy related topics.
Learn skills to help better manage your epilepsy and its effects on daily life.
Our support groups are supportive environments for individuals to share their stories, offer mutual support, and learn from other’s experiences.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is dedicated to improving the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. We are Connecticut's only affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation.Click here For A Program & Services Flyer »
Saturday, June 17th
Please join us at the Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington for a FREE in-person conference for patients, caregivers, & medical professionals. Local neurologists will present on Epilepsy 101, Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy & Aging, and Epilepsy & Military Service. Attendees will also get to enjoy a FREE BREAKFAST, participate in a Question and Answer session and view exhibits from our sponsors.
Check in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the event itself will start at 9:00 am. Please register for this event by June 15th. 50 spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The Seizure Recognition and First Aid certification training provides information to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence in recognizing seizures and safely administering seizure first aid.
All trainings are conducted virtually at 6PM using Zoom. Please register by clicking on the links. You will then receive a confirmation email with further instructions.
September 28th, 2023
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November 9th, 2023
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June 1 – August 31
Join the biking teams pedaling thousands of miles across Connecticut to help find a cure to END EPILEPSY and support people and families living with this disease. Each team will determine the number of miles they need to complete within this two month period. Their miles will be tracked and can be viewed by all so we can cheer them on along the way. Your donation will give them the push they need to get up that hill!
Evidence based epilepsy self-management programs that improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.Read More
Support groups and telephone networks to help you connect with others in the epilepsy community.Read More
Promote policies on both the state and federal levels that improve the lives of the epilepsy community in Connecticut.Read More
A week long overnight camp experience for children with epilepsy ages 8-21.Read More
Financial assistance program to help cover the cost of epilepsy treatment and care services.Read More
Receive answers to questions, materials and referrals to community resources to help with a diagnosis of epilepsy.Read More
Number of people in Connecticut that have epilepsy
1 in 26 people in USA will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime
People in the USA with epilepsy that live with uncontrolled seizures
People in the USA with epilepsy that have seizures without a known cause
Here is the general seizure first aid protocol to help someone that is having a seizure:
The Murtha Family and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut are pleased to offer the Halyn Mirtha Family Assistance fund, which has been created in Halyn's honor.
This fund is to help people with epilepsy in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of epilepsy treatment, and care services associated with the condition. Qualified services or items can include but are not limited to: Medication Assistance, Medical Services, Devices, or Supports, and Respite Care Services.