Educational & Support Programs

Epilepsy 101

This is a must attend presentation for the newly diagnosed and those who are still struggling with seizure control. A one hour class where you will learn the facts about epilepsy which will guide you forward in your search for seizure freedom. Diagnosis, treatment options, emergency medications and your questions will be discussed in this class. Be informed and avoid unnecessary mistakes often involved with epilepsy. This class will help you make the best decisions for your or your child’s brain.

Second Friday of every month*, 6:00-7:00 pm


Teen Club

This is a Social Skills group for mildly to moderately affected 4eens with epilepsy, 13-18 years who would benefit from social skills instruction. This group meets monthly to discuss social barriers and successes in a safe and supportive environment. The Teen Club is facilitated by a clinical psychologist experienced with social challenges facing teens with epilepsy.

Please call (714) 916-0456 to make reservations for your teen.


Adult Educational Support Group

An educational and social support group for adults diagnosed with epilepsy. This group meets monthly to learn about the most up to date information, treatments and research in the field of epilepsy. Expert guest speakers are scheduled regularly focusing on specialized information most relevant to our group members needs and interests.

Second Friday of every month*, 7:00-8:30 pm



Emotional Support Group for Parents

encouraging and uplifting support group facilitated by a licensed, clinical psychologist who specializes in epilepsy. Parents meet monthly to discuss all areas of life affected by epilepsy. Join other parents in a safe and understanding environment to gain useful skills empowering you to manage epilepsy. Hands down, our most anticipated meeting!

Second Friday of every month*, 6:00-7:00 pm
(excluding August and December)


Expert Speaker Series for Parents

At these meetings professionals specializing in epilepsy and other fields that affect your child speak on relative issues. Connect with parents who share their knowledge and experience to improve your child’s condition. Join us and learn how to manage the care and treatment of your child’s epilepsy with the goal of seizure control.

Second Friday of every month*, 7:00-8:30 pm



Friday Friends Club
- Special Needs Childcare is provided, at no cost for parents attending Epilepsy Support Group meetings. Reservations are required.

Our experienced childcare staff is certified in CPR and Basic First Aid, as well as advanced training in Seizure Recognition and First Aid. Parents must remain on site at all times and are reminded to bring their child’s Diastat or emergency rescue medication, if prescribed. Please note, we are unable to provide childcare on a one-on-one basis should your child require this level of care.


Meeting Location

Choc Tower

CHOC Children's Hospital
Harold Wade Education Center
Bldg 2, 2nd Floor, CHOC West Building
1201 W. La Veta, Orange, CA 92868

Parking $2.00 w/validation

You may Enter through main entrance of CHOC or directly to parking structure at Main Street & W. Providence Avenue. Look for ESN Signs.

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Please make your reservation
Call for reservations: 714-916-0456