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Support Groups


                   Why a Support Group? What's In It For Me?

Having epilepsy or caring for someone with epilepsy can be challenging. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living - insurance, jobs, medical care - can be overwhelming. It helps to have someone to talk to that understands what you are going through. Epilepsy support groups are designed to provide peer support, information sharing, and discussion of common interests. They may also include presentations by professionals on topics of interest. Epilepsy support groups can be:  

    • A place to talk with people who know where your coming from 
    • A forum to give and receive information about epilepsy and treatments
    • A place to stay informed about the latest legislation, research, and resources.  

For more information about meetings or to be added to the reminder list please contact Elizabeth Ortiz, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone (210) 653-5353, toll free (888) 606-5353.

Community Education

educationEducating the community is one of the best ways to help people with epilepsy. Community Education is provided through public service announcements, educational presentations and several other programs. To schedule an educational presentation please contact us.

Summer Camps


Thanks to the generosity of the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Texas, we are able to provide youth in our service area the opportunity to attend camps for kids and teens with epilepsy. Registration for kids from our service area is accepted on a space-available basis. Camps provide children with epilepsy a wide variety of educational, recreational, and supportive learning activities. Camp Spike 'n' Wave - a week-long residential camping experience designed especially for children with epilepsy, aged 8-14. Kamp Kaleidoscope - a week-long residential camping experience designed especially to meet the concerns of teens with epilepsy, aged 15-19 years. Please contact us for eligibility and registration information.