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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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Halyn's Law Signed By Governor Lamont

This legislation will be instrumental in combating the leading cause of death amongst the epilepsy population, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). This legislation requires that continuing medical education of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner must include specific training on SUDEP.

The bill also allows for more information to be collected by the North American SUDEP Registry in New York. As a result of this collection of data, we are hopeful that risk factors associated with SUDEP will be identified to help lower the instances of SUDEP amongst the epilepsy community.

Equally as important as the bill passing, is the date in which we were able to get this bill passed. With strategic outreach, we were able to get Halyn’s Law passed on the exact day of the two year anniversary of young Halyn’s tragic and unexpected death. Halyn’s name will now forever live on. essfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification.

Connecticut State Capitol Building

We Can Help

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Number of people in Connecticut that have epilepsy

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1 in 26 people in USA will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime

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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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Upcoming Events

Hartford Yard Goats Outing

Join EFCT for a night at the ballpark!

Date: Saturday, June 26th. 6PM Game Time at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford, CT

Hartford Yard Goats vs Richmond Flying Squirrels

Tickets are just $10!

Call us at 860-346-1924 or email info@epilepsyct.com to purchase your tickets to the game!

  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • June 26, 2021

Mix Tape Match Musical Bingo

MIX TAPE MATCH MUSICAL BINGO

Join us for a fun Friday night Summer event!

Date:
Friday July 9th from 7pm-9pm

Location:
Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Under The Tent)

We are excited to offer this new twist on our usual Trivia Night games!

This game plays similar to bingo. But instead of balls with letters and numbers being called, your host plays a song. Match the songs with the squares on your match card. It's that easy!

- Ticket price- $30 per player - Admission includes bingo cards for 3 rounds. More cards available for purchase at the event. - Prizes to be awarded to the winner of each round - All ticket sales and donations to support people withe epilepsy in Connecticut

Ready to get in on the fun? Buy your tickets here: https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/trivia-night/

 

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • July 9, 2021

16th Annual Andrew's Golf Benefit For Epilepsy

16th Annual Andrew's Golf Benefit For Epilepsy

DATE: Friday, July 23rd at Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Jones Course)

9:30 AM Shotgun Start

$160 per golfer. All proceeds to support the programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.

Register your foursome today!

Complete tournament information and registration can be found on our golf page:
https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/golf/

  • 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • July 23, 2021
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