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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.

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Seizure First Aid Certification Trainings in 2022

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 from 7-8:15PM using Zoom. Please register by clicking on the links. You will then receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

February 10th, 2022
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May 12th, 2022
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November 10th, 2022
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Seizure First Aid Training

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Seizure First Aid Steps

Know What To Do

Here is the general seizure first aid protocol to help someone that is having a seizure:

Stay with the person and start timing the seizure. Remain calm and check for medical ID.

Keep the person safe. Move or guide them away from harmful objects.

Turn the person onto their side if they are not awake and aware. Don't block airway. Put something small and soft under the head. Losewn tight clothes around the neck.

Do NOT put anything in their mouth. Don't give water, pills, or food until the person is awake.

Do NOT restrain.

Stay with the them until they are awake and alert after the seizure. Most seizures end in a few minutes.

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Halyn Murtha Family Assistance Fund

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.


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