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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 Metro DC 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.

All support groups are virtual at this time and meeting times are subject to change. For further information on the groups listed below, or if there is no group in your area and you wish to start one, please contact



Metro DC Support Group: 
Currently meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every odd month. 2021 dates listed below are tentative and may be subjected to change. All meetings are at 7pm EST. Registration for these support groups is required via email. Please contact to request registration details and to be added to the email group for support group meeting updates.

November 11, 2021 (7pm EST)

January 13, 2022 (7pm EST)

Note: Many support groups are offering virtual programs. Please contact the group directly to learn more about meeting dates and registration.