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Helping People and Families with Epilepsy

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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Share The Hope

The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut needs your help more than ever! We deeply value your support: Your generous tax-deductible contribution will be used to "Share The Hope" for Emma and thousands of other people with epilepsy in Connecticut because of our programs and services.

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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

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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