Support Groups

Call & Connect Network

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


EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUPS in the community*

Caregiver Epilepsy Support Group 
(for caregivers and adults/teens with epilepsy)
Second Thursday of the month
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Beaumont Neuroscience Building
Allison Conference Room - 2nd Floor
3555 West Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Contact: Dr. Andrew Zillgitt, andrew.zillgitt@beaumont.org

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)
Call for upcoming meeting dates
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

Art Group for Adults with Epilepsy
2019 dates: 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/27
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
2019 dates & speakers: 9/28 (Ayman Haykal, MD), 10/26 (David Burdette, MD), 11/23 (Erin Okazaki, MD)
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Contact: Kristin, RN; 616-267-7655

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

New Hope - Epilepsy Support Group

Call for upcoming meeting dates
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 (adults 18+ with diagnosis and their family members)
Upcoming meetings: Tuesday December 10th 2019 1-2 pm, Tuesday March 10th 2020 1-2 pm, Tuesday June 10th 2020 1-2 pm
Location: Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
601 John St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Contact: Please contact Bethany Vinatieri, LMSW or Liza Davis at 269-341-8285 with any questions

Macomb County Epilepsy Support Group
Meets third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD)
44001 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Group does NOT meet in June, July, or August
Contact: 800-377-6226 ext. 1302

Lansing Epilepsy Support Group
Upcoming meetings: November 2, 16, and 30; after this, meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 2pm
Location: Sparrow Professional Building, Conference Room A
1200 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912
Contact: Karen Weinstein, wrenyk@aol.com


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.