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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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Upcoming Events

Pre-teen & Teen Social Support Group

Ages 12-17 are welcome to attend.

Please email Stacey@epilepsyct.com for more information.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • March 2, 2021

Music Therapy

Music Therapy sessions facilitated by Infinity Music Therapy and sponsored by Greenwich Biosciences.

For children with Epilepsy between the ages of 10-20.

For more information and to register your child please email monica@epilepsyct.com.

  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
  • March 9, 2021

Living Well With Epilepsy: Young Adult Support Group


Share experiences, gain peer support and learn together about Epilepsy and overcoming challenges to live well with Epilepsy. Open to young adults ages 18-30.

Join support group leader Paige for a special virtual support group meeting.  All you need is a computer or smart phone to participate.

Email stacey@epilepsyct.com to register.

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • March 13, 2021

Adult Virtual Group

Open to adults with Epilepsy as well as parents of children with Epilepsy.

An opportunity to connect with others in the epilepsy community in the safety of your home.  All you need is a computer or smart phone to participate.

Please email stacey@epilepsyct.com to register for this meeting.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • March 16, 2021

Seizure Recognition & First Aid Certification

Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training Certification
Get Seizure First Aid Certified! Register for this 1.5 hour free training and receive a certification in seizure recognition & first aid.

Call our office at 860-346-1924 or email monica@epilepsyct.com for more information. You can also click on the following link to register.  This is a free program!


  • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • March 22, 2021
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