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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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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

Walk to End Epilepsy- Middletown

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


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https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 9, 2021

Walk To End Epilepsy- New Milford

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: Harrybrooke Park, New Milford CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


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https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 15, 2021

Walk To End Epilepsy- Orange

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: High Plains Community Center, Orange CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


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https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 15, 2021

Walk To End Epilepsy- Tolland

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: Crandall Park, Tolland CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


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https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 16, 2021

Walk to End Epilepsy- Stamford

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: Cove Island Park, Stamford CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


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https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 16, 2021
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