Can Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures?

Charlotte Figi, an eight-year-old girl from Colorado with Dravet syndrome, a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy, came into the public eye in 2013 when news broke that medical marijuana was able to do what other drugs could not: dramatically reduce her seizures. Now, new scientific research provides evidence that cannabis may be an effective […]

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Chicago Wolves Brew & Bites Fundraiser

The Chicago Wolves will host their Brews & Bites Fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont. A variety of beer will be available to sample along with delicious food that’s carefully selected to complement each beer. Fans will have the chance to win raffle prizes and socialize with Wolves players. Proceeds benefit […]

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Children with Epilepsy Need an Emergency Plan for School

Children with epilepsy should have a plan in place at school for how best to respond to medical emergencies. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidance suggesting prescribing providers, families, and schools collaborate develop such plans detailing the use of seizure rescue medications. Read more…

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Camp Blackhawk August 2015 Session Reunion

Join us on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves hockey game! This gathering is meant for August Camp Blackhawk and Blackhawk Family Retreat alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party […]

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Camp Blackhawk July 2015 Session Reunion

Join us on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves hockey game! This gathering is meant for July Camp Blackhawk alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party Room! Please reserve your tickets […]

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Teen Group – Bowling

For the next session of Teen Group, we will be going bowling at Circle Lanes in Forest Park on Saturday, January 30. Always a favorite among our teen groupers, please RSVP as soon as possible to Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or tschulz@epilepsychicago.org. The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, January 27. There is street parking available […]

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Project UPLIFT

The first session of Project UPLIFT, a phone-in support group for adults with depression and epilepsy, will begin Tuesday, January 12th and will take place weekly through March 1st. This eight week program is designed to treat depression and negative mood and specifically targets stress reduction and increasing favorable thought. It offers group support in a […]

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ParentLink: Seizure Recognition & First Aid

This session of ParentLink, a free educational program for parents of children with epilepsy, will focus on Seizure Recognition & First Aid. It will be presented by Breanne Fisher, APN and Debbie Williams, RN of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lunch will be provided and discounted parking is available. For […]

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Let’s Show How We Can Help State Funding by Playing the Lottery

On Monday, December 14th, local families and services providers will invite the press to watch them attempt to fund state services by playing the lottery. They will share stories about the impact of the ongoing budget crisis on their community. Lottery winnings will be donated to the State of Illinois. The recent decision by leaders […]

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Chicago Wolves Host Epilepsy Awareness Night on December 19

The condition doesn’t play favorites: People are diagnosed with epilepsy at any age and it can be triggered by a wide range of factors. The Chicago Wolves are determined to broaden the conversation of this condition and to raise funds to cure it. To raise awareness about epilepsy and to raise money for Chicago Wolves […]

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