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Support & Networking Groups

Having epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be challenging. When epilepsy is diagnosed, it affects the whole family. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living – from insurance, to jobs, to medical care – may seem overwhelming. At other times, it helps just to talk to people who understand what its like to live with epilepsy.

Some people and their families living with epilepsy report a need for support and education within the epilepsy community. The Epilepsy Foundation Washington Education and Networking Groups are designed to provide this to those who are interested in connecting with others living with epilepsy, and to learn from guest speakers on topics associated with epilepsy.

The groups listed here are open to anyone living or connected to epilepsy. These epilepsy groups are not intended to furnish medical advice or professional psychotherapy. The Epilepsy Foundation Washington is not liable for the information presented at meetings.

For further information on any of the groups listed below, or if there is no group in your area and you wish to start one, please contact EFWA at 206-487-5251 or e-mail 

All our meetings are for people living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.


Adult Networking and Support Groups


Seattle, WA (Monthly, 1st Wednesday)

Harborview Medical Center
Maleng Building, Rm. #112-First Floor
410 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (Across from Harborview Hospital)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2019: 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4


Spokane, WA

Spokane Epilepsy Support: Coffee Meet Up!
Wednesday, May 8th
Boots Bakery
24 W Main

Buy a cup of coffee and join us for our quarterly coffee meet up with other individuals impacted by epilepsy in our community. Network, share resources, connect, and find encouragement from other individuals on their epilepsy journey. This is a casual, semi-structured event in a public space.  Look for the Epilepsy Foundation WA logo on the table for our group. RSVP via e-mail to


Tacoma, WA (1st Tuesday, every other month)

Multi-Care Adult Epilepsy Clinic
Baker Medical Building
4th Floor
316 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, #408
Tacoma, WA 98045
5:30 – 7:00 PM
2019: 1/8, 3/5, 5/7, 7/2, 9/3, 11/5

Parents Networking and Support Groups


Vancouver Epilepsy Parents Networking Support Group, (Bi-monthly, 2nd Saturday)

SW Washington Medical Center

Health Education Center, Room #2
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
10:00 – NOON
2019: 1/12, 3/9, 5/11, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9


Sea-Bell-King County Parents Networking Support Group (Bi-monthly, 2nd Thursday)

Mercer Island Library
4400 88th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
6:00 – 7:30 PM
2019: 1/10, 3/14, 5/9, 7/11, 9/12, 11/14