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Support & Networking Groups

Having epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be challenging. When epilepsy is diagnosed, it affects the whole family. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living – from insurance, to jobs, to medical care – may seem overwhelming. At other times, it helps just to talk to people who understand what its like to live with epilepsy.

Some people and their families living with epilepsy report a need for support and education within the epilepsy community. The Epilepsy Foundation Maryland Education and Networking Groups are designed to provide this to those who are interested in connecting with others living with epilepsy, and to learn from guest speakers on topics associated with epilepsy.

The groups listed here are open to anyone living or connected to epilepsy. These epilepsy groups are not intended to furnish medical advice or professional psychotherapy. The Epilepsy Foundation Maryland is not liable for the information presented at meetings.

For further information on any of the groups listed below, or if there is no group in your area and you wish to start one, please contact Epilepsy Foundation Maryland at (301) 918-2100 or e-mail



Please note: All Support Groups will be virtual meetings until further notice. Please contact if you would like to participate.


Columbia Area Group

Currently meeting virtually via Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of even months. 2021 dates listed below are tentative and may be subjected to change. All meetings are at 7pm EST. Registration for these support groups is required via email. Please contact to request to be added to the email group for support group meeting updates.

  • June 1st, 2021 (7pm EST)
  • August 3rd, 2021 (7pm EST)
  • October 5th, 2021 (7pm EST)
  • December 7th, 2021 (7pm EST)

Support Group Facilitator Contact: Heidi,