About Us

People Helping People 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.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by a Professional Advisory Board. We currently have 5 full time staff positions.

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut's History

1982 Founded as the Epilepsy Support Group of Greater Hartford.
1986 Became a provisional affiliate of the National Epilepsy Foundation called Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Hartford.
1989 Hired a full time Executive Director.
1990 Awarded full affiliation and granted a name change to the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.
2008 Met new national standards for affiliation.
2019 Achieved Silver Seal of Transparency on Guidestar.

2019 Financial Statements 2019 Tax Return

Did you know that in 2020, The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut

  • Provided information i.e. brochures, medication information, legal rights, advocacy, etc. to 660 clients.
  • Conducted 35 educational programs that served 900 participants including school nurses, allied healthcare professionals, teachers, camp counselors, lifeguards, early childcare educators, other agency and employee training, senior citizens, transit companies, elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, police officers, and first responders.
  • Hosted 7 educational webinars with professionals providing information about various epilepsy related topics.
  • Successfully advocated for emergency legislation expanding access to and reimbursement of Telehealth services during the COVID pandemic.
  • Sponsored a virtual camping program for 15 children and teens with epilepsy.
  • Managed a Parent & Family Telephone Support Network.
  • Managed a Friend to Friend Telephone Support Network.
  • Sponsored 5 support groups throughout Connecticut, serving 50 people monthly.
  • Provided transportation assistance for clients with epilepsy.
  • Offered the Halyn Murtha Family Assistance Fund to help people with epilepsy in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of epilepsy treatment, and care services associated with the condition.
  • Enrolled 17 clients in the HOBSCOTCH Memory & Cognition Program.
  • Enrolled 26 clients in Project UPLIFT Program that improved mental health through mindfulness and cognitive behavioral skills.