Our Programs

Our wide range of programs serve people living with epilepsy, as well as their families, friends, teachers, classmates and co-workers.

Email us at info@epilepsycolorado.org or call us at 303-377-9774 or 888-378-9779 if you have specific questions or need further information. We’re here to help!

Education

This annual conference brings together the brightest minds in epilepsy research and treatment to share the latest and most relevant information to educate and empower you to make the best health care decisions possible for you and your family. Register now for the 2022 Epilepsy Connect Symposium on February 26, 2022.

This free educational program is offered virtually so it’s accessible to anyone. Led by neurologists, epileptologists, and other healthcare professionals, these presentations cover thought-provoking topics centered around epilepsy, diagnosis, treatment options, surgery, dietary therapies, neurofeedback and more.

The seminars are a great way to learn about epilepsy, ask questions of medical professionals and connect with your community. 

Epilepsia 101 webinars are offered in Spanish. 

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We can provide education about seizures and seizure first aid in any setting for all ages. Maybe a family member, classroom, employer, teacher, nurse, police department or caregiver needs to understand epilepsy. If you need help explaining your seizures or want support when talking about epilepsy, we’re here to help.

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator networks with organizations and businesses that serve the Spanish-speaking population, conducts presentations in Spanish regarding the basics of epilepsy at Latin American consulates and organizations, and provides case management services, educational events, and programs in Spanish.

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Connection

This free 6-month program partners Mentors and Mentees. Mentors are often people who have lived with epilepsy for a while and who feel comfortable sharing their story. Mentees are usually fairly new to the epilepsy community and are looking for guidance from someone who has had epilepsy for a while.

The We Care Group assembles adults whose lives are impacted by epilepsy and who work to support our mission. Members support each other and the Epilepsy Foundation through awareness, service and support. Learn more.

Our Circle of Friends support groups provide educational and emotional support in a positive environment for people living with epilepsy and their families. They are led by trained volunteers who are dedicated to epilepsy support. Groups are online and in-person.

Contact group leaders directly to inquire about the group you are interested in. 

Join us for the largest epilepsy awareness event in our region. This family-friendly run/walk is held in Denver, Northern Colorado, Western Slope, Colorado Springs and Wyoming and is a great way to connect with others. Together we can inspire the community to help end epilepsy.

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Our volunteer program engages and empowers volunteers who embody the mission and extend the reach of the Foundation. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available.

External Resources

The goal of the Preferred Provider Network is to ensure all individuals living with epilepsy and seizure disorders have access to quality, affordable mental health care so that not another moment is lost to seizures.

Our Preferred Provider Network trains mental health clinicians to work effectively with people living with epilepsy and seizures.

The Foundation keeps a database of these therapists and matches clients with a therapist upon request. The Foundation also provides payment of up to $30 per session for the first eight sessions.

Seizing Life Coaching is a program for people living with epilepsy who are ready to take the next step in achieving their life goals, in an environment of community support and group coaching.  This is a paid program run by longtime Epilepsy Foundation volunteer Mark DeFee, a certified coach and licensed therapist. Learn more 

Lifestyle & Wellness

This FREE 8-week virtual skill building group is for adults with epilepsy. Learn how to better manage memory loss, improve quality of life, gain support and feel better. This program focuses on:

  • Education about seizures types and available treatments, the influence of epilepsy on mood, stress, and cognition, and strategies for healthy lifestyle and active community engagement,
  • Training and practice using specific strategies to cope with stress and the blues, and
  • Personalized goal-setting and support to help you articulate and pursue life changes that are important to you.

Project UPLIFT is a free, eight-week, skill-building, phone-based course for adults living with epilepsy using mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy. An outcomes study of Project UPLIFT reported decreased depression and lower anxiety/stress in participants, with some reporting fewer seizures.

Project UPLIFT is not a therapy or counseling group, but rather a course that teaches skills to help your daily life with epilepsy.

Art therapy is a free program that encourages participants to explore and connect through creativity in an accepting and safe group setting. Led by a licensed art therapist, art therapy lets participants express and process their feelings about epilepsy through the creation of art. No art experience required.

This free program provides resources for those living with epilepsy seeking mental health services, housing, insurance, assistance paying for medications, advocacy in IEP meetings, independence while living with epilepsy, and extra support.

Youth Programs

Camp can be a fantastic way for your child to make new friends and develop a sense of accomplishment. We provide a safe camping experience with licensed medical staff on-site 24/7 along with experienced counselors. 

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Parents know that education is vital to their child’s development, and nothing – including epilepsy – should get in the way of that. We can help parents and caregivers advocate with school officials to create an educational plan to best fit the needs of a child with epilepsy.

We offer support to families of school-age children, as well as children themselves, and school staff members who provide services to a student with epilepsy:

  • IEP (Individualized education plans)
  • 504 plan meetings
  • Teacher In-service Days

We can provide education about seizures and seizure first aid at your child’s school, both for school personnel as well as in the classroom. If you need help explaining your child’s seizures or want support when talking about epilepsy, we’re here to help.

We have comprehensive resources for school nurses and school staff, to ensure that when your child goes to school, their unique needs and situations can be appropriately managed.

These programs bring together youth who are impacted by epilepsy and provide opportunities for volunteerism, leadership and fun. Contact us for information.

National Programs

The Epilepsy Foundation of America offers national advocacy, legal support, research, and public awareness programs.

They also lead the SUDEP Institute, Wellness Institute and the Rare Epilepsy Network (REN).