2015 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5Ks

This spring, we’ll be hosting two 5K events in Wheaton (April 25), and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 9). Participants of the Montrose Harbor event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2015 5K Walk held in Wheaton on April 25th will be at Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking trails and beautiful foliage.  On […]

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Caregiver/Community Workshop About Epilepsy

Beverly/Morgan Park parents of children with epilepsy know how important it is to recognize seizures and to be prepared when a seizure occurs. They will be hosting a free event to help other parents better understand the issues they may face. They are inviting parents, caregivers, friends, family and community members to this community workshop […]

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Families with sick kids worry about delay in medical pot licenses

Carolyn and Mike Burkhead of downstate Maryville do not know what they are going to do. Their 3-year-old daughter Mira has a form of epilepsy that subjects her to severe, debilitating seizures. Her parents have tried nine different medications to treat Mira’s illness, but so far none have worked. The Burkheads’ last hope is cannabidiol, […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented […]

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ParentLink: Parent Support & Referral to Others

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Parent Support & Referral to Others and will be […]

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ParentLink: Sibling Issues

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Sibling Issues and will be presented by Nilu Rahman, […]

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Peer Alliance presents Casino Night

Peer Alliance, a support group of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, will be hosting its annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. At this cocktail attire casino-themed night, guests enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, raffles, dancing and $150 of play money for games! Proceeds from Casino Night help provide […]

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Studio E 2015

The Spring 2015 session of Studio E begins March 7. Classes meet from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for eight consecutive Saturdays. This session is offered only to young adults with epilepsy (ages 21-35). Throughout this multi-week program, art therapists and other people with epilepsy work in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a […]

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Employment Workshop: Effective Interviewing

Join us for a new FREE program on Thursday, February 5th specifically targeted at career-minded people with epilepsy. This session will focus on interviewing skills and tips.  Be sure to register with Casey Nunes at 312.939.8622 ext 208 or email cnunes@epilepsychicago.org. One-on-one resume review and employment counseling is also available. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

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ParentLink: Children & Depression

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Children and Depression and will be presented by Tina Dross, […]

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