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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 it’s 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 washington@efa.org. 

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

Adult Networking and Support Groups

Due to the current health concerns, all EFWA Support Group meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. 

Seattle, WA (Monthly, 1st Wednesday)
Via Zoom Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 PM PST

Harborview Medical Center
Maleng Building (MB)
*Room changes monthly so please check location below.*
410 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (Across from Harborview Hospital)

2022 Dates

Please see Zoom login info below group dates.

January 5, 2022
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022
April 6, 2022
May 4, 2022
June 1, 2022
July 6, 2022
August 2, 2022
September 7, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 2, 2022
December 7, 2022

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/9057225273?pwd=NEFSMXJxL2N5bmcyTFdBYVNyNjAzZz09

Meeting ID: 905 722 5273
Passcode: 1xxpYV

One tap mobile+12532158782

Meeting ID: 905 722 5273
Passcode: 1xxpYV

 

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

Via Zoom Meeting

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


2022: 1/4, 3/1, 5/3, 7/5, 9/6, 11/2

Parent Networking and Support Groups

This group is for parents of children (of all ages) living with epilepsy in Oregon & Washington . This is a place to build relationships with others who share some of the same struggles living with epilepsy.

Parent Networking Support Group (Bi-monthly, 2nd Thursday)

Via Zoom Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT

2022: 3/10, 5/12, 7/14, 9/8, and 11/10

Email Washington@efa.org for more information.

 

Phone & Online Groups

 

PACES (Program for Active Consumer Engagement in Self-Management)

8-week support group focused on self-management skills for adults living with Epilepsy. Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings via phone and is facilitated by a social worker and peer living with epilepsy.

Read more about the PACES Program and see if it’s right for you.

Questions? Contact our partners at UW HERE.


Facebook Groups

WA State Epilepsy Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/388837784533806/

Epilepsy Foundation Washington Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581941951841583/about/