Additional Resources: Support Groups

Call & Connect Network

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan's weekly, phone-based discussion group for adults with Epilepsy
Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Dial in #: 1-774-220-4000
Conference ID: 926764


EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUPS in the community*

Detroit Area Epilepsy Support Group

Third Thursday of the month
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
One Ford Place,
Room 1B (1st floor conference room)
Detroit, MI
Contact: Andrea J. Thomas MA, LLP, Psychologist, Dept. of Neurology; 313-916-8938

Michigan Medicine Epilepsy Support Group (for adults with epilepsy)
Upcoming Meeting Dates: 12/18/18, 2/26/19, 4/23/19, 6/25/19
6:00 pm
East Ann Arbor Health Center
4260 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (Entrance #2, floor B1, room B1-407)
Contact: Patricia Teubert-Worpell LMSW - Clinical Social Worker; 734-936-5959 or teubpatr@med.umich.edu

Beaumont Parent Support Group (for parents of children with epilepsy)
Temporarily on hold
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Beaumont Neuroscience Center - Allison Conference Room
3555 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Contact: Emily Salatka; 248-551-2275

Art Group for Adults with Epilepsy
2018 dates: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/18, 6/22, 7/20, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, 12/21
4:00 - 6:00 pm
H1 Community Room
Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences
220 Cherry Street SE - First Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Printable Map with Directions
Contact: 616-685-4444; neuropatientsupport@mercyhealth.com

Grand Rapids Epilepsy Support Group
4/28/18, no May meeting; call for additional 2018 dates
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Contact: Brooke Schultz, DNP; 616-267-7900

Holland Coffee Shop Meet Up
More dates coming soon!
Contact:
Cheri Compton, (616) 886-9502; compton.cheri@gmail.com 

New Hope - Epilepsy Support Group

Next meetings:  9/20/18, 10/11/18, and 11/8/18 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Roots Brew Shop (Coffee Shop) 600 7th St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Contact: Danielle Perdew DeGroot, (616) 570-2893; degrootd903@gmail.com

Bronson Neuroscience Epilepsy Support Group (children under 18 and families & caregivers)
Next meeting: Call for 2018 dates
Bronson Neuroscience Center, 601 John St, Suite M-124, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Contact: Please contact Jenn, RMA at 269-341-7500 with any questions


ONLINE GROUPS*



OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS*

Autism Support Groups

Brain Injury Association of Michigan Support Groups


OM of Medicine Cannabis Support Group
Meets on the fourth Sunday of each month
4:30 pm
112 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Come to this free support group to share your experiences and meet others who may be facing similar challenges!
Contact: Lisa Conine, 734-369-8255

For Kids Like Me
Detroit-based social networking group for children with special needs
Contact: 
Carol McCann-Orr, 313-478-5299, forkidslikeme@gmail.com


*These support groups and online forums are not operated by Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Listing of these groups does not constitute an endorsement. They are simply listed as possible resources for people with epilepsy and family members. Information provided through these groups does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your neurologist before making any decisions about your epilepsy treatment.