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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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Remembering Representative Quentin ("Q") Williams

Remembering Quentin Williams
Photo: www.housedems.ct.gov/Williams/Biography

Connecticut has unfortunately lost a key leader recently due to yet another wrong way crash—Representative Quentin (“Q”) Williams.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut wishes to recognize, Rep. Quentin (Q) Williams, for all that he provided the epilepsy and neurology community. Not only did he support all that our foundation provides our clients, he was also a regular attendee at our annual Purple Pumpkin 5K and advocate of our resources. We will greatly miss the wonderful meetings that we had with him along with his excitement, support and passionate advocacy.

Please join us in remembering him at https://www.rememberingq.com.

2023 Epilepsy Education Conference

2023 Epilepsy Education Conference

Save the Date for Epilepsy C.A.R.E. Day, our Conference for Advocacy, Resources, and Education. It will be Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, CT.

A FREE in-person event for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. Attendees will hear from medical professionals about the latest developments in epilepsy treatments and other epilepsy topics.

Attendees will also get to participate in a Question and Answer session and view exhibits from our sponsors.

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Seizure First Aid Certification Trainings in 2023

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.

January 26th, 2023
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May 25th, 2023
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September 28th, 2023
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November 9th, 2023
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Seizure First Aid Training

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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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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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Halyn Murtha Family Assistance Fund

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