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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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Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training

Monday, June 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:15pm EST


The goal of the certification program is to educate the public on the Epilepsy Foundation’s approved procedures for recognizing seizures and responding safely to someone having a seizure.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification.

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Seizure First Aid Training in Connecticut

We Can Help

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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

Open Adult VIRTUAL MEETING
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 monica@epilepsyct.com to register for this meeting.

  • May 18, 2021

Adult Virtual Group

Open Adult VIRTUAL MEETING
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 monica@epilepsyct.com to register for this meeting.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • May 18, 2021

Stamford VIRTUAL Support Group

Stamford Virtual Support Group

For individuals and families affected by Epilepsy who live in the Stamford area.


Please email monica@epilepsyct.com for more information or call our office at
860-346-1924.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • May 19, 2021

Walk to End Epilepsy- Farmington

2021 Walk to End Epilepsy

Location: Winding Trails, Farmington CT

Check in: 8:30AM

Walk Begins: 9:30AM


Register your team today!
https://www.epilepsyct.com/events/walk/

  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • May 23, 2021
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