Knowing that you are not alone is vital when dealing with epilepsy.
Come meet other people in Chattanooga who have seizures or loved ones with seizures. Come to teach and to learn! Come to encourage and to be encouraged!
We meet monthly and discuss group member requested topics concerning epilepsy: medications, treatment, insurance and financial issues, legal rights, teen issues, SSDI, epilepsy in the schools and workplace and many others!
Previous Support Group Topics
September 5, 2013
Dr. Kundu, Epileptologist, spoke to us about general seizure information that is important to know.
July 24, 2013
We had our yearly outing: a Chattanooga Lookouts game!
July 11, 2013
Janice Cruden, disability advocate for Disability Solutions shared some great information with us about the best ways to prepare yourself to apply for disabillity. We also discussed the differences between SSI and SSDI.
June 7, 2013
Lisa Morgan, Service Coordinator with Chattanooga Brain Injury Association, helped us understand what brain injuries look like, and how epilepsy can be connected to it.
May 2, 2013
James and Christy Howard, personal experience with brain surgery as treatment
April 4, 2013
Personal Experience night
March 7, 2013
Jessie Steele, with Therapeutic Recreational Services
February 7, 2013
Allen Broome, pharmacist for Erlanger
January 3, 2013
Dr. Paul Knowles: Pediatric Neurologist
November 1, 2012
Sophia Gross from TN Career Center
October 4, 2012
Kim Chapman and her personal testimony
September 6, 2012
Jean Ann McAfee and Sheba with Paws With a Cause
Check back at this site more often for updates to know what we will be discussing each month.
Join us the first Thursday of every month at 5:30p.m.
Please RSVP no later than 2 days before
Siskin Hospital One Siskin Plaza Chattanooga, TN 37403 Outpatient Conference Room – 1st Floor
Please use the Outpatient Entrance.
Call (423) 634-1772 for more information or to let us know that you are coming!
Epilepsy Support Group: Chattanooga 1st Thursdays at 5:30p.m.
October 3: Jo Grant, Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Neurology, will share with us about the treatment option - Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS).
November 7: Dr. Gina DelGardo, neuropsychologist with Erlanger, will come speak about some of the emotions and behavior patters associated with epilepsy.
December 5: Holiday Party! RSVP by November 15, and plan to bring your family to spend time with our Epilepsy Foundation family for an evening of food and fun.