Social Opportunities
Social Opportunities
While people with epilepsy and their families value the educational services we provide, sometimes opportunities to simply meet others living with the condition can be just as valuable. Social gatherings offer opportunities to network, share experiences, build social skills, and get some respite from the daily struggles of living with epilepsy. They also remind people touched by epilepsy that they are not alone.
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan offers numerous opportunities to meet others living with epilepsy, including the following:
Camp Discovery – our 5-day, 4-night summer camp for children with epilepsy; includes exciting recreational activities and opportunities for social development

Open Houses – our Southeast Michigan and West Michigan Open Houses provide chances to meet the Foundation’s staff, learn more about what we do, and share some food and discussion with others living with epilepsy

Summer Stroll for Epilepsy – over two thousand people touched by epilepsy attend our Summer Stroll events; attending is a great way to remind yourself that you’re not alone

Wellness & Epilepsy Conference – in addition to educational workshops, the conference offers a networking reception, inspirational keynote speaker, health fair, and plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas

Epilepsy Innovation Conference - with an extended lunch time and a chance during each session for Q&A, there is ample opportunity to connect with others in West Michigan who live with epilepsy 

Back to School Conference - parents can build their social support networks and learn from others' experiences as they prepare for the upcoming school year at this conference

Coffee Shop Meet Up - informal social gatherings designed simply to give people in the epilepsy community an opportunity to socialize in an environment where seizures are understood and accepted

Another way to learn from and network with others is to attend a support group. Although Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan does not run any support groups, we do maintain a list of epilepsy support groups across the state.