3901 W. 86th St., Suite 380
Indianapolis, IN 46268
 
 (317) 876-0606
(800) 526-6618


info@indianaepilepsyfoundation.org

Not another moment lost to seizures

SUPPORT GROUPS & PROGRAMS
Epilepsy Support Group Meeting Info

All support groups
 are free of charge 
 
Anderson
First Monday of every month
 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Park Place Community Center
802 East 5th Street
Anderson, IN 46012
(near Anderson University)

Contact: Stacey Burns
epilepsysupportgroup@hotmail.com

Bloomington
First Monday of every month
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Monroe County Public Library, Meeting Room 1B
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Contact: Amy Cornell at acornell@indiana.edu

Evansville
Last Saturday of every month

4 to 5:45 p.m.
Evansville Central Library
Meeting Room A
200 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47408

Contact: Jessica Suttles
jfsuttles91@yahoo.com

Indianapolis
Second Saturday
 of every month

2 to 5 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
  Indianapolis, IN 46260

Contact: Melinda Powers at 
melindajsp@yahoo.com or call (317) 272-0552

North Central Indiana
Third Tuesday of every month

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Roger B. Francis Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library
52655 Ironwood Road
South Bend, IN 46614

Contact: Jennifer Igney at jenniferandtodd@aol.com


Northeast Indiana
Second Monday of every month

6 to 7:30 p.m.
Aboite Public Library
5630 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

 Contact: Carol Carmella at
 carol.carmella@yahoo.com or call (260) 530-6680

Southern Indiana
First Saturday of every month 

11 a.m. to noon
Doug Otto United Way Center
1531 13th Street
Columbus, IN 47201

 Contact: Amy Andrus at aandrus04@gmail.com
 or call (812) 603-3404

Wabash Valley
Second Tuesday of every month

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Spectrum Industries / Conference Room
1616 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807


Contact: David Kuhn at:
 d.kuhn44@yahoo.com or call (812) 239-3319


This program features group art therapy for children with seizure disorders.  Through Studio E, participants can explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting using a variety of artistic media.  A licensed art therapist conducts the sessions.
For the second year, we will be offering Studio E sessions in Indianapolis for children with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 17. And new this year, we will have a concurrent art program taking place during the sessions for parents and caregivers at no charge! 

2014 Dates: 8 Wednesdays from June 4 to July 23

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Place: Art of the Soul
6350 N. Shadeland Ave., Suite C, Indianapolis

Admission: Free -- a limited amount of space available

To enroll: E-mail Jessica Buescher at jess.artofthesoul@gmail.com
        before May 21, 2014


Studio E is made possible through our partnership with Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy.



Last October, 15 children with epilepsy from all over Indiana  got the chance to “just be kids” during a special weekend retreat at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Ky. In 2014, we look forward to offering this program again.
  The center is a world class medical camp that features all of the traditional camping activities in an environment that is safe and fun for children living with medical challenges such as seizure disorders.
        Thanks to grants received from Arni’s Restaurant and the Epilepsy Foundation of America, we were able to financially sponsor all 15 of these families for the weekend.  Among the activities enjoyed by the campers were horseback riding, archery, woodshop, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, bowling and more.
        The camp staff also gave the parents an opportunity for a “night out” which is a rare occurrence for many because of their child’s medical needs.  The chance for families affected by epilepsy to share common experiences and support one another was also a valuable benefit of the camp.
        We are excited to have begun this partnership with the Center for Courageous Kids that proved to be a life-changing experience for many of our Indiana families, and hope to continue sponsoring many more campers in the years ahead!
        For more photos, see our Family Camping Weekend album on Facebook.
 
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