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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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Epilepsy Education Conference Flyer

Epilepsy Education and Awareness Conference

Saturday, June 17th

Please join us at the Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington for a FREE in-person conference for patients, caregivers, & medical professionals. Local neurologists will present on Epilepsy 101, Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy & Aging, and Epilepsy & Military Service. Attendees will also get to enjoy a FREE BREAKFAST, participate in a Question and Answer session and view exhibits from our sponsors.

Check in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the event itself will start at 9:00 am. Please register for this event by June 15th. 50 spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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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.

September 28th, 2023
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November 9th, 2023
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Seizure First Aid Training
2023 Bike to End Epilepsy

Bike to End Epilepsy 2023

June 1 – August 31

Join the biking teams pedaling thousands of miles across Connecticut to help find a cure to END EPILEPSY and support people and families living with this disease. Each team will determine the number of miles they need to complete within this two month period. Their miles will be tracked and can be viewed by all so we can cheer them on along the way. Your donation will give them the push they need to get up that hill!

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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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