P. O. Box 29422
Indianapolis, IN  46229
 
 (317) 876-0600
(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: Ceci Schrock at epilepsy.supp.btown@gmail.com

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

Fort Wayne
4th Wednesday of every month

starting July 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Allen County Public Library
Meeting Room B
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Contact: Danielle Brewer
fortwayneepilepsy@gmail.com 

Indianapolis
Second Saturday
 of every month

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Community Hospital North
Professional Building
7250 Clearvista Dr.. Room 370
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Contact: Michelle Edwards
at medwards797@gmail.com

North Central Indiana
Watch for updates to come
for this region.

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

Terre Haute
Watch for updates to come
for this region.


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For more information about how service dogs help people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders, check out this article called "Healing Tails" that appeared in the February/March 2016 issue of Neurology Now.



DATES:         June 1 to July 27, 2016
(ages 7 to 21)
      
     
August 1 to 31, 2016         (adults)

TIMES:      Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm

LOCATION:  Art of the Soul Studio
     6350 N. Shadeland Ave.
     Suite 3
     Indianapolis, IN 46220

ADMISSION: Free

WHO IS June to July session: Children with epilepsy plus their
ELIGIBLE:    siblings and parents.
August session: Adults with epilepsy plus their spouse or
    significant other and children.

TO APPLY: Contact Kristi Gmutza at art4healing@gmail.com
or call (317) 218-4653

DEADLINE: May 22, 2016

This program features group art therapy for children and adults 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 first time, we are able to offer Studio E sessions in Indianapolis for both children and adults with epilepsy. And as a bonus, we will have concurrent art programs taking place during the sessions for either parents and siblings or spouses and children at no charge!
Thanks to the art therapists at Art of the Soul for hosting this year's program and to sponsorship support from Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy.
You can see
photos from our 2015 Studio E program on the EFI Facebook page here and here.



DATES: October 7 to 9, 2016 LOCATION: Scottsville, Kentucky COST: FREE of charge except for travel costs to and from the camp WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Indiana children with epilepsy, ages 3 to 17, and their immediate family members. TO APPLY: You can apply online here and download necessary paperwork for your doctor to sign here. Be sure to click on the Family Retreat option and choose the Epilepsy Camp session.





     Last year, 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. This year, we will be offering this program again over the weekend of October 7 to 9, 2016.
   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. Private family lodging and meals are provided. 
This program is made possible by grants received from Arni’s Restaurant and various other sponsors. Among the activities enjoyed by the campers are horsebackriding, archery, woodshop, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, bowling and more.
The camp staff also gives 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 is 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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