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August 26, 2017 | Teen Club Outing

Teen Club | Skate Away Our Last Summer Nights!

Saturday, August 26th from 7pm to 9:30pm
Fountain Valley Skating Center
9105 Recreation Cir, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
ESNOC will pay for admission and skate rental, but please bring some money for snacks!

Let's skate away one of our last summer nights! Challenge yourself to try roller skating and before you know it, we'll all be zipping around the rink with all your friends! It's going to be a blast!

IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 12 participants – first come, first serve.
Please, RSVP to the Teen Club coordinator, Denise Kwan to reserve a spot. This is an independence building event, parents please plan to drop off and pick up teens at the designated location. Parents, please forward invite to your teen! This event is open to anyone that has attended teen club in the last six months.

August 14, 2017 | Constable Classic

Join us at SeaCliff Country Club

Constable Classic Charity Golf

Huntington Beach Police Officer's Foundation is announcing their annual Constable Classic to benefit Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County. We invite you, golfers and non-golfers, to come join the philanthropic men and women in blue for a fun day, Monday, August 14, 2017, at SeaCliff Country Club, Huntington Beach.
August 11, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic: Epilepsy Centers-Highest Level of Care
Pediatric Speaker: Dr. Mary Zupanc
Adult Speaker: Dr. Jack Lin

Did you know the highest standards of specialized epilepsy care is found at epilepsy centers?

They provide:

  • Advanced testing to confirm an epilepsy diagnosis or find another cause for your symptoms.
  • A team approach to coexisting medical conditions including depression, learning disabilities, anxiety, and more.
  • Non-medication therapies including epilepsy surgery, the ketogenic diet, and neurostimulators.
  • Seizures secondary to genetic disorders or other rare epilepsies.
  • Information about clinical trials of new experimental drugs or devices for seizures.

Don’t settle for continued seizures or misdiagnosis, as if there are no other options. There is much hope at Epilepsy Centers!  Join us, to learn from the Epilepsy Center Directors and how they provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy!

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Dr. Waterman, Psy.D

Discuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Waterman, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan

Everyone has a superhero inside of them waiting to be discovered! Have the courage to love, laugh, and live to the fullest this month at Teen Club. Whether you love Marvel or DC, there'll be tons of games and fun for everyone!  Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Aloha! Our Hawaiian luau is back again with hula, pineapples, and palm trees! Be apart of our Ohana as we take a little destination vacation to Hawaii. How far will you go in your hula skirts, Hawaiian shirts and leis?

(Childcare for ages 2-12 years) Make your reservation

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July 14, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Genetics
Speaker | Dr. Tracy Dixon-Salazar

Genetics play a part in many types of epilepsy. Family studies have shown that some epilepsy syndromes are determined by genetics, and genes have been a major factor in other syndromes.  Join us, as Dr. Dixon-Salazar answers the most common questions regarding epilepsy genetics (familial and de novo mutations).

  • What role does do genes play in epilepsy?
  • What type of genetic disorders are most common with epilepsy?
  • How does the identification of genetic causes improve treatment?

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition & First Aid | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Do you know what to do in case of a prolonged seizure? Make sure you and others know how to respond if your loved one has a seizure. We want to help you keep your loved ones safe; invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors. Reduce your stress by letting us teach them how to respond to seizures. Presentation will include handouts, video and demonstrations with medical mannequin. Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Dr. Waterman, Psy.D

Discuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Waterman, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan

Time to get your Beach on! Beat the heat and meet your friends at Teen Club’s Indoor Beach Party! Wear your best summer gear, bring a beach towel and join us for a night filled with games, activities, and fun!!  Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Time for an Adventure! Friday Friends Club is going on a Woodland Adventure on July 14th! Come ready to explore the wilderness and have a Camp-tastic night filled with fun games and activities! (Childcare for ages 2-12 years) Make your reservation

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June 9, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Your Epilepsy Diagnosis: Why is it Important?
Speaker | Dr. Maija-Riikka Steenari, CHOC Epileptologist

Metabolic disorders causing epilepsy refers to seizures caused by a disorder that affects the body's metabolism. Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat: protein, carbohydrates and fats. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. Join us to learn the three ways that metabolic disorders cause seizures. Make your reservation

Learn about an exciting opportunity for our families to go to camp and experience a great big dose of fun!  The Painted Turtle is hosting family weekend in September, offering children with epilepsy and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration at no cost!  We will have a short informational presentation before the Epilepsy Expert Series.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan

Put on your ears; it’s time for cheers! Your favorite night of the month has come!! Join the fun with all of your friends at Teen Club. We’ll be playing Disney themed games and learning how to build up our self-confidence while having a blast!  Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Calling all Explorers as we travel through the deep and mysterious safari! Be prepared as we will learn how to roar like a lion, march like an elephant  and swing our way through the jungle! As a sweet surprise we will be making a special mother’s day craft for our loved ones! (Childcare for ages 2-12 years) Make your reservation

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May 12, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Your Epilepsy Diagnosis: Why is it Important?

Parent and Adult Speaker | Dr. Lily Tran, CHOC Epileptologist

Our Epilepsy Expert Speaker will explain how the diagnostic process works for getting an accurate diagnosis. Best possible seizure control and treatment is determined by your diagnosis. If the diagnosis is not accurate, attaining seizure control can be a time consuming and challenging journey. This presentation is a must attend to understand your diagnosis and the best epilepsy outcomes.

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan

Put on your ears; it’s time for cheers! Your favorite night of the month has come!! Join the fun with all of your friends at Teen Club. We’ll be playing Disney themed games and learning how to build up our self-confidence while having a blast!  


Make your reservation
Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Calling all Explorers as we travel through the deep and mysterious safari! Be prepared as we will learn how to roar like a lion, march like an elephant  and swing our way through the jungle! As a sweet surprise we will be making a special mother’s day craft for our loved ones! (Childcare for ages 2-12 years)
Make your reservation

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2017 Epilepsy Walk Orange County

We ask that you save this date, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The Seizure Wars continues! Together we will UnSeize the Day with our friends and families! Read more...

April 14, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy Medications
Intro to Anti-convulsant Drug Therapy

Parent Speaker | Drs. Grace Lee and Jessie Chang,
CHOC Children’s Neurology Center, Epilepsy Team Pharmacist
Adult Speaker | Adult Speakers | Dr. Mnatsakayn,
UCI Epileptologist

There are many different medicines for seizures and when they are given for the right type of seizure, at the right dose, and to the right person- this increases one’s chance at seizure control!   The goal of anti-convulsant drug therapy is no seizures with no side effects.
 
Don’t miss this once a year epilepsy medication presentation in our 2017 Epilepsy Expert Series! Speakers will address the most common epilepsy medication questions:

  • How do seizure medicines work?
  •  What are the goals of medication treatment?
  • When starting a new medicine, what questions should I ask?
  • Is medication forever, will my child or myself be able to wean off some day?

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan
Theme | “The Force Awakens in You!”

Join us for a night filled with lightsabers, Stormtroopers, and the Star Wars mafia. We’re going to have an exciting battle between the Light Side and the Dark Side, and you’ll want to see who wins! May the force be with you and all your friends at Teen Club!


Make your reservation
Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Theme | The Last Jedi

Join our FFC forces as we prepare to fight the Dark Side! In our Jedi Training Camp we will soar in our StarFighter Flight School, Destroy the Empire blasting game, we'll hear wisdom from Yoda and take down the leader himself, Darth Vader!!”

  (Childcare for ages 2-12 years)
Make your reservation

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March 10, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Diagnosing Epilepsy-How is it Done?
Parent Speaker | Dr. Shrey, Pediatric Epiletologist
Adult Speaker | Dr. Millett, Epiletologist, Hoag Epilepsy Center Director 

This month, our Epilepsy Expert Speakers will take us through each step in the diagnostic process and explain how the process works for getting an accurate diagnosis.  Why is it important to understand how diagnosing epilepsy is done?  Best possible seizure control depends on an accurate diagnosis. If the diagnosis is not accurate, attaining seizure control can be a time consuming and challenging journey. This presentation is a must if you are seeking the best epilepsy outcomes and what to expect with diagnosis. 

For the 30-40% of individuals that are not experiencing seizure improvement or control, it is imperative to seek treatment by an epileptologist at a comprehensive epilepsy center. Here is your chance to learn from a Pediatric Epileptologist from CHOC Epilepsy Center or an Adult Epileptologist from HOAG Epilepsy Center.

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Coordinator | Denise Kwan
Theme | MAKE THE FIRST MOVE!

We insist you MAKE THE FIRST MOVE! Learn how making the first move matters and can start positive chain reactions in our community and world! Come make special bead bracelets as tokens of appreciation for our loved ones, play games with friends, and enjoy each other’s company!
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Chantel Rothenburger

Theme | Lion Masks, Clown Hats, Circus Animals and More!

Ladies, and Gentlemen…Boys and Girls get ready for the greatest show on earth! Friday Friends Club Circus will be proudly presenting an amazing spectacular, and one of a kind night…Lion Masks, Clown Hats, Circus Animals and More! Hurry and RSVP before we roll out of town!  (Childcare for ages 2-12 years)
Make your reservation

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February 10, 2017 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Nourishing Relationships for Wholehearted Living
Speaker | Dr. Phyllis Larkin

Living with epilepsy can wear the best of us down in spirit and attitude. This presentation has been specifically designed to build resiliency for those living with chronic epilepsy. Dr. Larkin will walk us through; courage, compassion, connection and gratitude. Parents of children with epilepsy as well as adults will gain a healthier perspective by improving self compassion, resiliency, gratitude and joy. 

Make your reservation


We have everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s evening:
Dinner, chocolates, sparkling cider, a masseuse, and free childcare!

Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

On Valentine’s Day
Please be sweet,
Come to Meet and Greet
Bring a Chocolate Dish to Share
One made with tender love and care!


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Theme | It’s time to “PUSH YOUR ZONE!”

Making the choice to "PUSH YOUR ZONE," you will realize how much you are capable of and that there is no limit to the possibilities! Meet your friends at Teen Club this month for lots of fun games getting in the zone!
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman

Theme |La La La…Hello Friday Friends Club!

Get those singing voices and dancing feet ready as we prepare for a night filled with musical fun! Don’t miss out on what will be a rockin’ good time!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-12 years)
Make your reservation

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January 13, 2017 | Report from American Epilepsy Society

Happy New Year!  2016 finished with the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Houston, which offered the most extensive education and innovative news on everything epilepsy.

Attend this Epilepsy Expert Series for a dynamic report directly from the largest professional gathering on epilepsy in the world.  We welcome Dr. Zupanc to present her experience and renewed hope from AES, with highlights including the latest research, diagnostic and treatment technologies.

Together, let’s resolve to make 2017 the year we dedicate ourselves to know epilepsy, treat epilepsy and improve our quality of life while dealing with epilepsy!

If time permits we will finish the evening with a short Diastat presentation.

 

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm (NEW TIME)
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm

A Positively Prosperous New Year!

Hello, 2017! It's nice to meet you! Let’s kick off the new year with new friends and new games! Together we’ll  announce to the world that this is your year to go to places you've never gone before!

This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance, creating and responding to appropriate boundaries, and building friendships.

Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Meet your friends, as we travel across the land! We will be searching far and wide! As Friday Friends Club trains to become the top Pokémon Masters! (Ages 2-12 yrs)

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December 9, 2016 | Holiday Party
Date | Friday, Dec 9, 6-9pm
Location | provided with an rsvp
First fifty reservations receive a special gift.

ESNOC staff and board of directors invites members to our annual holiday party.

The evening will include dinner and dessert, entertainment, and a special visit from Santa.

  • Santa’s Craft Workshop
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Visit from Santa
  • Holiday Talent Show
  • Teen Activity
  • Adults Jingle & Mingle area

Reservations are mandatory so please, rsvp at your earliest convenience. The location will be provided with confirmation of your reservation. December’s Support Groups will meet for this event.
November 11, 2016 | Talk to the Doc Event

We have designed a fun and social One Stop Epilepsy Event for Patients and Families. Meet and Greet with Orange County’s Epileptologists and Epilepsy Center Staff. This is your opportunity to get to know your community experts and learn about epilepsy centers and their comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatments, and care.

Come out and meet Orange County’s epilepsy specialists. Bring your questions and together we will UnSeize the Day!

WEAR YOUR PURPLE! Need purple to celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month?  Visit the Spirit Table for everything purple to help spread epilepsy awareness! 

The Evening's Events

6:00-6:30 pm | Dinner and Social sponsored by Lundbeck. Socialize and visit epilepsy spirit table offering purple ribbons, lanyards, gifts, pencils for a donation.

6:30-6:35 pm | Welcome Announcements
6:35-7:35 pm | Panel Topics and Discussion

  1. 1. Precision Medicine
  2. 2. Psychological Effects of Epilepsy on Families
  3. 3. Update on Cannabidiol Clinical Trials

7:35-8:45pm | Talk to the Doc - Meet and Greet

Doctors Attending:

  • CHOC
    • Dr. Zupanc
    • Dr. Tran
    • Dr. Mower
  • CHOC Neurosurgery
    • Dr. Olaya
  • CHOC Neurosciences
    • Dr. Romain
    • Dr. Saiz CHOC
  • Pharmacology
    • Dr. Sun
    • Dr. Lam
  • Genetic Center
    • Dr. Zadeh
  • HOAG
    • Dr. Millett
  • UCI
    • Dr. Sen-Gupta
      Sohayla Kharrat, BSN, RN
  • Private Practice
    • Dr. Phyllis Larkin, Clinical Psychologist

20 medical professionals:

  • Geneticists
  • Pharma
  • Neuro psychology team
  • Neurosurgeons pediatric and adult
  • epileptologist
  • Local resources
  • insurance professionals
  • Transition specialist for Teens to College –Project Independence
  • Employment (Department of Rehabilitation)
  • Community Health Initiative OC

Coffee and Dessert
8:45-9:00 pm |   Closing Remarks  


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm

Friendsgiving & Purplelalapalooza

Wear Purple, Play Games, and Be with Friends! 

This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance, creating and responding to appropriate boundaries, and building friendships.

Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Once Upon A Time...

Friday Friends Club will explore a faraway land filled with magic and mystery! It’s sure to be a dazzling good night! Where wizards, princesses, and trolls come into sight!

Please note: FFC - Childcare reservations for this meeting are MANDATORY. (Childcare ages 2-12 years) Make your reservation

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Join the Fun in Novemberdownload and print the poster

November 2nd
Epilepsy Awareness Day Expo -
Visit us at our table on Wednesday, Nov 2nd, 10am-5:30pm, at the Paradise Pier Hotel.

Day of Science with CURE

- Register with CURE for a free, educational and networking opportunity for all those touched byepilepsy, Nov 2nd, 3pm-5pm. Prominent medical professionals, researchers and other experts will share the latest information in epilepsy research.

November 3rd
Disneyland Epilepsy Awareness Day - Meet us on Thursday, Nov 3rd, 9am-to Park closing.


November 14th
Talk with the Doc, ESNOC Support Group Meeting, Friday 6pm-9pm

This is our informative and social One-Stop-Resource event for patients and families. Meet and greet Orange County's prominent epileptologists and epilepsy related medical professionals. Read more...

Get your epilepsy awareness spirit gear

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October 14, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Parent Topic | Epilepsy and Sleep
Speaker |Dr. Anjalee W. Galion
Neurologist and Sleep Expert, CHOC Epilepsy Center 

  • Can sleep deprivation trigger a seizure?
  • Can epilepsy medication interfere with sleep?
  • What causes sleep problems?
  • Why are some seizure types, sleep related?
  • How can sleep be improved to reduce seizures?

If your child or teen has epilepsy, it is important to learn the connection between seizures and sleeping patterns, how sleep can affect seizures, and which types of epilepsy occur during sleep.  Dr. Galion is a sleep expert and will discuss everything you need to know about epilepsy and sleep, including how to achieve healthy sleep on a regular basis to improve seizure control and quality of life. Make your reservation


EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Adult Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Adult Topic | Epilepsy and Sleep
Speaker | Dr. Mona Sazgar
Epileptologist, UC Irvine Health  

Dr. Sazgar is an expert in Women's Issues and Epilepsy. She  recently authored a book, entitled, Controversies for Caring for Women with Epilepsy.  If you have an adolescent daughter, or you are an adult woman with epilepsy, there is so much to learn. Did you know that up to 50% of women experience an increase in seizure activity during menstruation.  Hormones play a very important role in seizures during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause. Estrogen enhances excitability and lowers the seizure threshold, whereas progesterone enhances inhibition and increases the seizure threshold? Join us as we learn to reduce seizures through knowledge.

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 5:30-7pm (NEW TIME)
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Time to Howl!

It would be a Grave mistake to miss this Halloween Party with your Frightfully Fun Friends! 

This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance, creating and responding to appropriate boundaries, and building friendships.

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Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Parade

Hop onto your broomsticks and head over to Friday Friends Club on October 14th! It’s sure to be a treat as we celebrate our 2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party!

Congrats to our Friday Friend of the Night, Andrea Cruz! Andrea is always a smiling face and waits to greet everyone! Thanks for being a friend, Andrea! Make your reservation

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September 9, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent & Adult Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Beyond Medication: Surgical Options
Parent Speaker | Dr. Zupanc, Chief of Neurology CHOC
Adult Speaker | Dr. Millett, Epileptologist, HOAG

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to experience a leading edge presentation on epilepsy brain surgery. 

  • Are your seizures not controlled by medications?
  • Would you, your child or teen benefit from surgery?

In some cases, surgery can be a cure for Epilepsy and is an area that continues to advance. Join us and learn about the sophisticated and advanced brain imaging technology and how it is used to best select candidates for surgery.   Surgery is being considered sooner than later and this month is the  time to learn about the benefits.

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Totally 80’s

Night Put together your best 80’s outfits; spandex, legwarrmers, sun glasses, excessive rubber bracelets, fingerless gloves, side pony-tails, high tops…prize for funkiest outfit and biggest hair. Watch an 80’s flick, make a tie dyed-t shirt, Participate in air guitar and moon walking contest!

This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance, creating and responding to appropriate boundaries, and building friendships.

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Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Wild WestAre you ready for a rootin, tootin good time? Join your Friends in Friday Friends Club as we travel back in time to the Wild West!

At this month’s meeting there will be…

  • Paint your own Horse Shoes!
    The little buccaneers will get to paint and decorate their own good luck horse shoe that they will be able to take home.
  • Pin the Tail on the Horse!
    The classic game will be brought to life when the kids will get to play it.
  • Circle Time!
    Books will be read aloud while creating an open discussion on the topics of bullying, and the meaning of being a good friend.
  • Sheriff Badges!
    To gear up the little cowboys and cowgirls they’ll be decorating and coloring their own sheriff badges.
  • Bathroom and Dinner Break!
    For our little rodeo Quesadillas, Bag of Chips and Cuties Mandarins will be served!
  • To Catch a Bull!
    They’ll gather up their lassos in hopes of wrangling in a bull cutout!
  • Potato Sack Races!
    A jumpin’ good time will be had as the children get ready to hop through a potato sack race obstacle course.
  • Dessert Break!
    To end the night s’more inspired cookies will be served!

Make your reservation

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New School Year - Seizure Recognition & First Aid

As the new school year begins, Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County would like to offer Seizure Recognition and First Aid training for your teachers, aides and staff. Creating a Seizure Safe School Zone is easy when we team-up for student safety.

Keep Students Safe at School

Seizure Recognition & First Aid is offered at no cost, at your location and the school's convenience. Our presentation teaches school staff how to recognize the most common seizure types, administer basic first aid and identify when a seizure is, or becomes, a medical emergency. Upon the completion of our training, attendees will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of epilepsy and seizures
  • Identify the most common pediatric seizure types
  • Keep students safe during seizures
  • Know when medical intervention is needed
  • Respond confidently in the event of a seizure

Our presenter will also provide school nurses with epilepsy specific hand outs, resources, and strategies to promote improvements in the condition of their students with epilepsy focusing on the goal of reducing seizures at school.

Setting up a presentation is easy, simply email us or call 714-916-0456. Provide us with a few available dates and times and we will email or call you back to confirm a presentation date for your site.

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August 12, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm
Light dinner provided.

Topic | Epilepsy, Emotional Health and Employment
Parent Speaker | Grace Mucci, PhD, MS, ABPdN
Director, Neuropsychology CHOC

We are delighted to have CHOC’s Neuropsychology Director share her expertise to help us better understand your child’s emotional health and epilepsy. This presentation will walk parents through the most common conditions seen in pediatric (including teen) epilepsy; Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, Impulsivity, Emotional Lability, etc.. You will learnre delighted to have CHOC’s how to recognize the behaviors and when to seek treatment for these conditions. Join us, as we learn the coping skills to Stay Calm and Carry On with epilepsy and stress.
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Adult Educational Support Group | 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Employment and Epilepsy: Overcoming Obstacles
Adult Speaker | Lloyd Saposnek, Disability Specialist, Orange County One-Stop Center

Mr. Saposnek will discuss the definition of a disability and how to use your abilities to outweigh and overcome obstacles facing individuals with epilepsy as they pursue meaningful employment. You don’t want to miss this meaningful presentation to learn how to increase opportunities and utilize community resources. Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 6-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba
lToo Cool for School

Come join us for a Back to School Flashback Friday Night. We will get ready for the new school year together with fun! Bring a photo of yourself from when you were little to make a “then and now” project. Cupcakes, classic games, story time, back to school grab bags and more! Let’s take a moment to Look how far you’ve come!

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Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger



“Aloha, Friday Friends Club! On August 12th, we will have an End of Summer Luau! Brush off the sand and be sure to dress in your Summertime Best! Make your reservation

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July 8, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent & Adult Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | New to Epilepsy? Let’s Go Over the Basics!
Parent Speaker | Dr. Steenari, Epileptologist, CHOC
Adult Speaker | Dr. Sen-Gupta, Epileptologist, UCI

This is a must attend presentation for parents or adults in the diagnostic stage of epilepsy. It will be invaluable in helping you get the best care you, or your child, deserve. Do you know the right questions to ask your Doctor? Our expert speakers will provide you with the need to know basics of epilepsy, to walk you through what to expect as part of a thorough Epilepsy evaluation. Be informed and put your child or yourself in a position to achieve seizure freedom and best outcomes.
Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions!

Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Take me out to the Teen Club. Come join us Friday night and wear your favorite sport/team shirt. Coconut bowling, trashcan basketball and more – there will be something for everyone to enjoy! This group focuses on team building, self-esteem, and interpersonal awareness. Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Friday Friends Club is going on a Camping Adventure! Come ready to meet your friends and learn all about the wilderness with camp themed games, activities and songs! Make your reservation

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June 11, 2016 | Teen Club Outing

Come Join Us for a Bonfire!

Huntington Beach, Saturday, June 11th from 6pm to 9pm.

Sit by the fire with friends and roast s’mores while telling scary stories, challenge yourself in the water balloon toss and hula hoop relay, learn how to spin poi balls, do the limbo and more!

There is no end to the fun we will have at this Blazin’ Bonfire Party!

This is an independence building event, parents please plan to drop off and pick up teens at the designated location. This event is open to anyone that has attended teen club in the last six months – including siblings. Dinner provided is potluck, everyone will sign-up to bring something to the party!

IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 20 participants – first come, first serve. For those wanting to attend, there will be a mandatory meeting at the June 10th Teen Club Program Night.Please RSVP the Teen Club coordinator, tba to reserve a space.

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June 10, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent & Adult Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Is your Epilepsy Diagnosis Accurate?
Seizure Freedom Depends on it!

Parent Speaker | Dr. Zupanc, Chief of Neurology CHOC
Adult Speaker | Dr. Millett, Epilepsy Director HOAG

Our Epilepsy Expert Speakers will explain how the diagnostic process works for getting an accurate diagnosis. Best possible seizure control depends on an accurate diagnosis. If the diagnosis is not accurate, attaining seizure control can be a time consuming and challenging journey. This presentation is a must if you are seeking the best epilepsy outcomes.

For the 30-40% of individuals that are not experiencing seizure improvement or control, it is imperative to seek treatment by an epileptologist at a comprehensive epilepsy center. Here is your chance to learn from a Pediatric Epileptologist from CHOC Epilepsy Center or an Adult Epileptologist from HOAG Epilepsy Center. Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Sometimes life is just a mystery! Join us for a fun night of sleuthing to solve a crime with our CSI Theme. This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance, creating and responding to appropriate boundaries, and building friendships.

Make your reservation

Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Get ready to dip your feet in as Friday Friends Club dives into the ocean blue on June 10th in their Under the Sea Bash!  Have the little ones dress in their brightest fishy colors and get ready to explore the wondrous secrets of the deep! Make your reservation

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May 13, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent & AdultEducational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Living with Epilepsy
Speakers | Dr. Lily Tran, CHOC Epileptologist

When living with epilepsy, various concerns may arise for both the individual and their families.  How does epilepsy affect day-to-day life?  Is this a life long condition for me?  Will my child grow out of it?   Coping with seizures, experiences and concerns are different for every child, adult and parent.  While there is no perfect solution for how to live with epilepsy, learn where to start by understanding the facts and outcomes pertaining to epilepsy and seizures. This presentation will help you think about your child’s needs and offer hope for living their best life with epilepsy.

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Flashback Friday with one of your favorite childhood movies – The Sandlot! Wear your most comfy jammies to relax with friends and watch an oldie but goodie overcoming being the new kid on the block and making new friends! Best comfy pajamas competition!  This group focuses on self-esteem, acceptance and building friendships.

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Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Welcome all little all-stars to Friday Friend’s Club as we have fun with friends in various sporting themed games, and activities! We invite you to show off your team spirit in dressing in your favorite sport team jersey, hat or color! Make your reservation

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April 8, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Epilepsy Medication Guide: A Complete Understanding
Speakers | Melody Sun and Kara Lau, Pharm D.

Join us as we learn important information from a pharmacist’s point of view about epilepsy medication: common side effects, how to avoid side effects, medication compliance, and proper use for maximum benefits.  Whether you are familiar with epilepsy medications or brand new to epilepsy and treatment, you will not want to miss this presentation as our speakers share their expert knowledge, and current research regarding medications specific to you or your child’s epilepsy.

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What is the best epilepsy medication?”, or “Is medication forever, will my child or myself be able to wean off some day?”, this presentation is for you!

Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

Are you ready to get your glow on? Don’t miss Teen Club’s First Glow Stick Dance Party!


Build self-esteem and get moving with friends in a helpful and supportive environment. This group will focus on building relationships and pro-social behaviors. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to light up the night! Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger

Calling all Young Padawans to prepare to fight the darkside!
Seizure Wars
In our Star Wars theme we’ll go through a Jedi Training Academy, with many fun games, activities and crafts.   You are the chosen one, to meet your friends in FFC… Make your reservation

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March 11, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Parent Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Newly Diagnosed- What to Expect?
Speaker | Dr. Mower, CHOC Epilepsy Center, Epileptologist

  • Has your child recently been diagnosed with epilepsy? 
  • Are you interested in learning all you need to know about epilepsy?

Dr. Mower will be presenting a valuable and vital discussion of diagnosis, seizure frequency, causes, work ups, treatments and outcomes.  Join our specialized community of support to understand the latest discoveries and facts pertaining to pediatric epilepsies. Bring your questions and learn how to help your child become seizure free. Make your reservation


EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Adult Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Understanding your Diagnosis
Speaker:  Dr. Mnatsakanyan, UCI Epilepsy Center, Epileptologist
 
This is a must attend presentation for all adults who are interested in either learning brand new or advanced information about their epilepsy diagnosis. Dr. Mnatsakanyan will provide you with the need to know basics of epilepsy, to guide you through seizure types, treatment options and long term prognosis.  Be informed and put yourself in a position to achieve seizure freedom and the best quality of life! Make your reservation


Adult Social Gathering | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Teen Club Coordinator | tba

We are having a Mardi Gras Party you just can’t miss! We’ll be celebrating our present, our future, and our uniqueness!

Earn Beads! Kings Cake! Jazz Music! Make Masks!

What more do we need to have a blast!

A Mardi Gras Celebration awaits you... focusing on building friendships, weathering our pasts, honoring our present, and building on what we’ve learned to make our futures brighter!

It is a party you just can’t miss! Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Coordinator | Chantel Rothenburger
Make your reservation

You Could Not, Would Not, Want to Miss...

A Friday Friends Club As Fun As This! Join Friends to participate in hands-on activities to Dr. Seuss’ Books, enjoy an exclusive Story Time Reading, Seuss-Inspired Games and a Book Giveaway!
 
You want to come, so you say? RSVP, RSVP, right away!

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February 12, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Nourishing Relationships for Wholehearted Living
Speaker | Dr. Phyllis Larkin

Dr. Larkin will be in the house to take care of all of us! She will speaking just for you: parents, partners, loved ones of children or adults with epilepsy, and adults with epilepsy. Living with epilepsy can wear the best of us down in spirit and attitude. This presentation has been specifically designed to build resiliency and nourish relationships for wholehearted living. Wholehearted Living cuts through the uncertainty and self-shame and confidently proclaims: You're doing great, just as you! Join us as together we rise strong with compassion, resiliency, gratitude and joy!

"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging." — Brene Brown

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We have everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s evening:
Dinner, chocolates, sparkling cider, a masseuse, and free childcare!

Adult Social Gathering | 6-7 pm

On Valentine’s Day
Please be sweet,
Come to Meet and Greet
Bring a Chocolate Dish to Share
One made with tender love and care!


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, specialists, and emergency medications. This valuable information can help you reduce seizures and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Bring your questions! Make your reservation.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Theme | Teens Get Inspired... 

You exist, and therefore you matter! Join your friends in activities that make a difference!
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman

Theme | Box Car Racing

  • Come in your jammies and bring your favorite blanket
  • Games and Activities you are sure to Love
  • We will make cardboard box cars
  • FFC Drive In Movie Night with snacks, too!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)
Make your reservation

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January 8, 2016 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Renewed Hope from the American Epilepsy Society Conference
Speaker | Dr. Tracy Dixon- Salazar, CURE Associate Research Director

Join us a we learn about the latest information on treatments, research and epilepsy news, presented at the AES December Conference in Baltimore. You will not want to miss the inspiring and hopeful report on the most recent innovations in epilepsy. Together, let’s resolve to make 2016 a year of new beginnings as we learn about the progress being made in finding the causes and cures for epilepsy.
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering Time | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition & First Aid | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Do you know what to do in case of a prolonged seizure?  Make sure you and others know how to respond if your loved one has a seizure.

We want to help you keep your loved ones safe; invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors. Reduce your stress by letting us teach them how to respond to seizures. Presentation will include handouts, video and demonstrations with medical mannequin.

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm

Theme | Happy New Year! Now what?  

Come play Pictionary! Time Capsule! False Predictions! New Year’s Party Hats! All guests at this celebration are guaranteed to win a party favor and have a few laughs with friends!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman
Make your reservation

Theme | Celebrate Good Times, Come On!?!

Activities: Cross the Line Ringing in the New Year!
Circle Time: Learn our common hopes for the year!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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December 11, 2015 | Holiday Party

Date | Friday, December 11, 2015, 6-9pm
Location | First Presbyterian Church
7702 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683

Please join Epilepsy Support Network’s staff, board, volunteers and members from all of our support groups for a joyful Holiday Party to remember.

We will start with dinner, warm drinks, a visit from Santa and a toy for the children.  There will be a Teen Activity, Santa’s Craft Workshop, Santa’s Sweet Shop, Holiday Raffle, and a special gift for adults with epilepsy and parents (1 per family) for the first 50 to RSVP.  Back by popular demand, is our Holiday Party Talent Show.  If your child or teen has a talent; singing, instrument, dancing, jokes, we hope s/he will share it at the Holiday Party.  Sign them up when you RSVP and let them shine!  Adults will meet and socialize with friends in their Jingle and Mingle area.

If you would like to bring a: Holiday Raffle Item, dessert or case of water, it will be greatly appreciated.  

The fun begins at 6:00 pm through 9:00 pm.  RSVP’s are mandatory due to limited space as this event will fill to capacity.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, 12/8/15.

rsvp@esnoc.org or call (714) 916-0456.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Holiday Party and celebrating our community of support!

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Talk to the Doc Event | November 13, 2015

Talk to the Doc Event

We have designed a fun and social One Stop Epilepsy Event for Patients and Families. Meet and Greet with Orange County’s Epileptologists and Epilepsy Center Staff. This is your opportunity to get to know your community experts and learn about epilepsy centers and their comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatments and care.

  • Is your teen transitioning to an adult epileptologist?
  • Has your child/loved one or have you seen an epileptologist?
  • Do you have questions about your child’s education or behaviors?

Come out and meet Orange County’s epilepsy specialists. Bring your questions and together we will UnSeize the Day!

The Evening's Events

6:00-6:30 pm | Dinner and Social sponsored by Lundbeck
Socialize and visit epilepsy spirit table offering purple ribbons, lanyards, gifts, pencils for a donation.

6:30-6:35 pm | Welcome Announcements
6:35-7:35 pm | Panel Topics and Discussion
  1. Epilepsy and Genetics- What have we Learned?
  2. Epilepsy Surgery Options-What is New?
  3. Seizure Alarms and Technology-What are the Options?
7:35-8:45pm | Talk to the Doc- Meet and Greet
ESN Members have an opportunity to get epilepsy specific information from:
  • Pediatric and Adult Epileptologists
  • Epilepsy Neurosurgeons
  • CHOC Clinical Educators
  • CHOC Pharmacy Team
  • Epilepsy Neuropsychologists, Geneticists
  • Psychologist and MFT

Coffee and Dessert
8:45-9:00 pm |   Closing Remarks  

Epilepsy Spirit Table-Purple Ribbons, Lanyards, pencils- for a donation.

Please note: FFC - Childcare reservations for this meeting are MANDATORY.

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October 9, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Sleep - Learn about the connections

  • Can sleep deprivation trigger a seizure?
  • Can epilepsy medication interfere with sleep?
  • What causes sleep problems?
  • Why are some seizure types, sleep related?
  • How can sleep be improved?

Dr. Anjalee W. GalionParent Speaker
Dr. Anjalee W. Galion
Neurology
CHOC Children's Specialists

Dr. Mona SazgarAdult Speaker
Dr. Mona Sazgar
Epileptologist
UC Irvine Health 

If you or your child has epilepsy, it is important to learn the connection between seizures and sleeping patterns, how sleep can affect seizures, and which types of epilepsy are sleep related.  Dr. Galion and Dr. Sazgar will discuss everything you need to know about epilepsy and sleep, including how to achieve healthy sleep on a regular basis to improve seizure control and quality of life.
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering Time | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club |7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | It’s Time For A Back 2 School Party!  

Celebrate the beginning of a New School Year with your Friends and win your favorite school supplies!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman
Make your reservation

Theme | Annual Halloween Spooktacular

It’s Friday Friend’s Club Annual Halloween Spooktacular and the kids are in for a WICKED good time! Join us in your best costume and celebrate the night with friends, social play, and our notorious Halloween games!
  • By the moon we gather here, to celebrate this time of year with our first ever mummy contest! Dress up your favorite volunteers with toilet paper, and see which mummy gives you the best scare!
  • We gather round the pumpkin light and party long into the night as we make our very own Haunted Houses and Graveyard Pudding Cups at our spooktacular craft table!
  • Double, Double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble for our Witch Hat game! You won’t want to miss a chance to win some Halloween inspired Prize Tickets!
  • You’re in for a scare, so dress up if you dare for a chance to win our Friday Friends Club Halloween Costume Contest!

So Disguise yourself and we will party long into the night till all are blessed with second sight! Don’t keep your little pumpkin on the sidelines, as typical experiences and peer modeling is wickedly important for your child’s development!

Space is limited so RSVP, ASAP (714) 916-0456
Reservations are required as this is one of our biggest events of the year! Lite dinner sponsored by our friends at Cyberonics.

Friend of the NightOur “Friend of the Night Under the Big Top” for September's FFC….Congratulations to the COWBOY OF THE NIGHT…JACK! Thank you for being such a great listener, and helping to get everyone excited about our western theme! Your smile is infectious to those around you! Great Job!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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September 11, 2015 | Support Group Meeting
Parent Topic | 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Epilepsy Surgery: Sooner vs. Later
Speaker | Dr. Joffre Olaya, CHOC Neurosurgeon

Dr. Olaya will be joining us for a progressive presentation on epilepsy brain surgery.
Do you know if your child can benefit from surgical intervention?
In some cases, surgery can be a cure for Epilepsy and is an area that continues to grow with positive results in well selected surgical candidates. More recently, surgery is being considered sooner and the time is now to learn about life saving treatment options for your child, you don’t want to miss this once a year opportunity!
Reserve your spot, today.
Dr. Sumeet Vadera, UCI Neurosurgeon Adult Topic
Epilepsy Surgery: What is New and Upcoming
Speaker | Dr. Sumeet Vadera, UCI Neurosurgeon
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Everyone is invited to help us welcome our first time Expert Epilepsy Speaker, Dr. Vadera. He is proficient with several techniques in epilepsy surgery, including stereoelectroencephalogrphy (EGG), laser surgery and RNS.

Are your seizures not being controlled by medications?

If so, it is invaluable to learn how state-of-the-art technology is being applied to perform the safest and least-invasive procedure that will help you to achieve the highest possible quality of life..
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering
Time | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club |7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | It’s Time For A Back 2 School Party!  

Celebrate the beginning of a New School Year with your Friends and win your favorite school supplies!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman
Make your reservation

Theme | Wanted: Cowgirls and Cowboys

Gather 'round for a stompin good time!

HOWDY Y’ALL!!! Round up your boots and grab your partner for some Friendship, Inclusion, and Fun! Saddle up the kiddies and mosey on over for Friday Friends Club 1st Hoedown! Join in on the fun, games, food and prizes!

  • Saddle Up to the Big O’ Ranch for a Rootin’-Tootin’ Good Time! All cowboys and cowgirls don’t miss the chance to lasso your own horse!
  • Giddy Up! We have some sheep to collect! Come on down and herd your own sheep! The cowboys or cowgirls that round up the most sheep win a chance at a prize from our FFC Prize Box!
  • Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? Come join us for a group barnyard chicken egg hunt! (We promise it will be mess free!)
  • Swing your Partner Round and Round! We are having a western “dance off” so come on down!

*** WANTED! We are on the lookout for this month Friday Friends Club Cowboy or Cowgirl of the Night! You won’t want to miss this month!

Let’s also celebrate the beginning of a new school year with out character trait focus of the night: “Hard work pays off!” Come ready to work alongside your FFC friends! Put on your favorite western wear (optional) and we’ll see you Friday, September 11 at 6:00pm!   

Macintosh HD:Users:katelinhackman:Desktop:IMG_0287.JPGOur “Friend of the Night Under the Big Top” for August FFC is….Roxanne Walker! Thank you for looking out for all your friends, and always being the first to comfort others if you saw someone in need! We appreciate you, and way to go!!!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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August 14, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents | 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Depression
Be Aware of the Signs? 

Speakers| Dr. Grace Mucci, Director, CHOC Pediatric Psychology
Dr. Jonathan Romain, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Lauren Barrett, Neuropsychologist Fellow
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Is your child having issues at school or acting out at home? Are you concerned about your child’s mood, impulsivity, possible anxiety or depression? Did you know anxiety and depression can manifest in many ways for children? Join us as we learn how to support our child’s emotional health and better understand the most common conditions seen in pediatric epilepsy; Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, Impulsivity, Emotional Lability, etc. The Neuropsychology team will help us recognize the symptoms for early detection and treatment for best possible outcome. You are not alone, and attending this presentation will enable you to find professionals who are qualified to treat these conditions.  
Reserve your spot, today.
Grupo de apoyo educativo para padres


Educational Support Group for Adults | 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Depression
How Common is it?   

Speaker | Dr. Millett, Director HOAG Epilepsy Center
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Did you know, anxiety and depression are more common in people with epilepsy than in people who do not have epilepsy?  Did you know, managing epilepsy, anxiety and depression can improve seizure control?  The links between epilepsy and depression can be complicated, and affect people in different ways.
 
Join us as we offer support to help you manage what could contribute to anxiousness or feeling depressed with Epilepsy.  Here are some examples:
  • Continuing to have seizures
  • Being afraid of having seizures 
  • Having side-effects from epilepsy medicines
  • Having social, relationship, or family problems

You are not alone and there is much hope.
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition and First Aid | 6-7pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

We are presenting our SR&FA in place of Epilepsy 101 for this month. Start the new year off with our one hour presentation, designed for adults and those supervising children on how to recognize a seizure and when to administer first aid. Bring your questions!

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club |7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme |

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman
Make your reservation

Step Right Up for Friendship, Inclusion, and Clown fun at Friday Friends Club Carnival Night! There will be friends, games, carnival food, and prizes from our Carnival Prize Box.

  • Hurry, hurry, come one come all, Clown Races will begin; make sure not to let your carnival egg fall!
  • Here’s your ticket, you’re on your way, Bean Bag Toss is here to save the day!
  • Step Right up, it’s the Fish Cup Game, win a fish, if it goes your way!
  • Knock down a clown at the can toss station, be sure not miss, or your can may be misshapen.

Don’t keep your child sitting in the stands, bring them center stage so they can shine! Typical experiences and peer modeling is a matter of course for your child’s development.  They will get to hear the true story of the “Circus Ship,” and participate in our Carnival Social Circle. You don’t want them to miss it and we can’t wait to see them!


Matey of the Night"! Thank you Nathan Pembleton for being July's best Matey, by helping others during the night and sacrificing some of your Pirate tokens so that others could receive a prize. Way to go!!

 

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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July 17, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Social Security Disability and SSI

Speaker |Ethan K. Pham, Attorney at Law
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Find out whether you or your child may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and the process and criteria used to determine eligibility.

Mr. Pham is a board member and past chairman of the Social Security Section of the Orange County Bar. He will discuss what a claimant needs to get approved for Social Security Disability and SSI. The discussion will focus on claimants with seizures and the role of family and caregivers for epilepsy claims.

The Presentation will include:

  • What is Social Security Disability and SSI
  • Who qualifies as disabled
  • Epilepsy as a disabling condition according to SSA
  • What to expect when filing for disability
  • 5-step sequential evaluation process in determining disability
  • Types of evidence considered
  • Benefits under each program

Reserve your spot, today.
Grupo de apoyo educativo para padres


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club |7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | Beat the heat and meet your Friends at Teen Club’s Indoor Beach Party!

Get Summer Started with lots of fun...

• Beach Volleyball!
• Beach Ball Obstacle Course!
• Beach Towel Flip It!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Katie Hackman
Make your reservation

Theme | Pirate vs. Princess

Kids are invited to an indoor pirate versus princess battle! They will build their own ship or castle and win a prize from our top secret treasure.

Circle Time | Circle time with friends where we kindly share a topic.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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June 12, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

epilepsy walk
Arrive early to celebrate the success of our Epilepsy Walk OC

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents
| 7-8:45 pm

Dr. Lily TranTopic | Unlocking  the Mysteries of Childhood Epilepsies- Fact vs. Myth

Speaker | Dr. Lily Tran, Pediatric Epileptologist, CHOC
Time | 7-8:45 pm

This is a must attend presentation for adults who are newly diagnosed or who are struggling with seizure control.  Dr. Sen-Gupta will provide you with the need to know basics of epilepsy, to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment.  Be informed and put yourself in a position to achieve seizure freedom. 
Reserve your spot, today.


EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Dr. Indranil Sen-GuptaTopic | New to Epilepsy? Let’s go over the Basics

Speaker | Dr. Indranil Sen-Gupta, UCI
Time |7-8:45 pm

This is a must attend presentation for adults who are newly diagnosed or who are struggling with seizure control.  Dr. Sen-Gupta will provide you with the need to know basics of epilepsy, to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment.  Be informed and put yourself in a position to achieve seizure freedom. 
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club |7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | Are You Up for a Challenge?

Activity | Calling all Teen Contestants for Minute to Win it! Don’t miss out on all the fun with your friends!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Super Heroes Unite

Character Trait Focus: Bravery Group

Activities: Pass the Kryptonite and Joker Hunt
Games: X-Ray Vision! Superhero Bingo! Catch the Superhero!

Circle Time | Circle time with friends where we kindly share a topic.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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April 25, 2015 | Epilepsy Walk Orange County

We ask that you save this date, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Together we will UnSeize the Day with our friends and families! Read more...

Epilepsy Walk OC
Visit our Fundraising website at
www.epilepsywalkoc.kintera.org/



Like our Epilepsy Walk OC Facebook Page

April 10, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Parent Topic | Epilepsy Medications
How we select the most Effective Medication

Parent Speaker I Dr. Shrey
Epileptologist, CHOC Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Dr. Shrey will be presenting on everything you need to know about epilepsy medications, highlighting specific conditions and the medication selection process.  Whether you are familiar with epilepsy medications or brand new to epilepsy and treatment, you will take away something from this presentation as our expert speaker explores the most up to date information regarding medications specific to your child’s diagnosis. 

Reserve your spot, today.

Adult Topic | Epilepsy and Memory
There is much hope

Adult Speaker | Dr. Phyllis Larkin, PsyD
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Memory can be one of the key issues that affects people with epilepsy.  Dr. Larkin will explain the different types of memory and provide memory tools to enhance your ability to learn new information and improve your memory. There are many ways to make the most out of our abilities and you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn as Dr. Larkin discusses techniques to use when your memory is less than perfect – and that includes all of us!
Reserve your spot, today.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition and First Aid | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

We are presenting our SR&FA in place of Epilepsy 101 for this month. Start the new year off with our one hour presentation, designed for adults and those supervising children on how to recognize a seizure and when to administer first aid. Bring your questions!

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | Creating a Stress Free Zone

Activity | De-Stree Your Brain
Games | Post-It Note Relay! and Toss and Talk!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Karaoke Party

It’s time to Sing your Heart Out and Rock the Night Away Special Guest Brianna Shaffer, Board-Certified Music Therapist

 

Circle Time | Circle time with friends where we kindly share a topic.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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March 20, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis- Do you know your Seizure Type?

Tonight's Speaker
Parent Speaker |
Dr. Steenari
Epileptologist, CHOC
Adult Speaker
Dr. Millett, Director
HOAG Epilepsy Center

This month, Our Epilepsy Expert Speakers will explain how the diagnostic process works for getting an accurate diagnosis. Best possible seizure control depends on an accurate diagnosis. If the diagnosis is not accurate, attaining seizure control can be a time consuming and challenging journey. This presentation is a must if you are seeking the best epilepsy outcomes.

Many individuals with epilepsy and parents of children with epilepsy question their epilepsy diagnosis. The more we understand this process the better we can assess whether our child or one’s self has received an accurate diagnosis. For the 30-40% of individuals that are not experiencing seizure improvement or control, it is imperative to seek treatment by an epileptologist at a comprehensive epilepsy center. Here is your chance to learn from a Pediatric Epileptologist from CHOC Epilepsy Center or an Adult Epileptologist from HOAG Epilepsy Center.

    Here are some of the questions to be answered:

  • Are you unsure about your diagnosis?
  • Are your seizures under control?
  • Have you had all the right diagnostic testing?
  • How is medication selected?
  • How long do you wait to see if medications will work?
  • What do you do if the medication does not work?
  • Do you need to see an epileptologist in addition to your neurologist?
Make your reservation

Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition and First Aid | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

We are presenting our SR&FA in place of Epilepsy 101 for this month. Start the new year off with our one hour presentation, designed for adults and those supervising children on how to recognize a seizure and when to administer first aid. Bring your questions!

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Theme | Try Your Luck
Play games and discuss how to increase your luck.

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Friday's Friends in our March Madness games of Ball Battle, Sports Twister and Balloon Tennis!

Kids can win tickets to collect Prizes!
Here are fun and easy ways:

  • Game participants will get their names added to the FFC "Teamwork" Board.
  • Have your child wears his or her favorite Team sports jersey.
  • Friends will make Soccer Puppets to compete in a table top game.

Refuel with Corn Dogs, Veggie Sticks and Popcorn.

Circle Time | Circle time with friends where we kindly share a topic.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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Talk with the Docs | March 5, 2015

UC Irvine Health, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
ADULT patients with Epilepsy are invited to “Talk to the DOC” sessions and these lectures:

  • Cognition and Memory
  • Women with Epilepsy
  • Lifestyle - Diet and fitness
  • SUDEP
  • Epilepsy Surgery

Complimentary dinner and parking
Date | Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm

Location | UC Irvine Health
City Tower Building
333 City Tower West, 2nd floor, Suite 260
Orange, CA 92868

RSVP: 714.456.7200 or bd-ucirvinehealth@uci.edu
(limited seating, adults only please)
Download flyer

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Blue Moon all of February - Third Party Fundraiser

February is a great month to shop! Blue Moon Boutique is a philanthropic boutique carrying unique and creative products. ESNOC is the chosen charity to receive 10% of February's sales. This is the perfect place to fine that sweet gift for your valentines.

We are combining a Mom's Night Out on February 12th, 6-8pm. Mom's come relax, sip and shop with esn moms.

Blue Moon Promo

Blue Moon Boutique
5256 Lampson Avenue,
W. Garden Grove, CA 92845

www.BlueMoonCares.com

Mon-Thurs, 10-7pm,
Fri & Sat 10-6pm, closed Sunday

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Patti Blake is the owner of Blue Moon Boutique. Patti's vision for Blue Moon is to not only provide clients with classic and beautiful styles but to also make a positive difference in the community.

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February 12, 2015 | Mom's Night Out

"Full Circle Giving" Giving you a little break with the moms so you can be fresh for Valentines day. Sip & Shop at Blue Moon Boutique and pick up that special gift (at 10% off). We will meet between 6-8pm on Thursday, February 12th. Please, rsvp to let us know you are coming.

www.BlueMoonCares.com

Blue Moon Boutique
5256 Lampson Avenue, |
W. Garden Grove, CA 92845
See above event for more details.

The purpose of Mom's Night Out is to provide a respite from the everyday joys of being a Mom. We provide a little time for laughter, understand, understanding and friendship. Rejuvenation is a key component of good parenting and we are here to help!

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February 13, 2015 | Special Valentines Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents & Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Nourishing Relationships for Wholehearted Living
Speaker | Dr. Phyllis Larkin

Living with epilepsy can wear the best of us down in spirit and attitude. This presentation has been specifically designed to build resiliency for those living with chronic epilepsy. Dr. Larkin will walk us through: courage, compassion, connection and gratitude. Parents of children with epilepsy as well as adults will gain a healthier perspective by improving self compassion, resiliency, gratitude and joy. Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request
Serie De Expertos En Epilepsia Para La Comunidad De Habla Hispana.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

On Valentine’s Day
Please be sweet, come to our
Adult Social Meet and Greet
Bring a Chocolate Dish to Share
One made with tender love and care!


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Make your reservation. Childcare available upon request.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Love: Learn to focus on the people who matter the most!

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Be Our Valentine!

Join your friends for some Heart Stompin’ Fun, there will be ESN Valentine’s for everyone!

Games and Activities you are sure to Love:
  • Cupid’s Cherry Floats
  • Heart-A-Stack Race
  • Pin the Arrow on the Heart

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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January 9, 2015 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents & Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Renewed Hope from the AES Conference

Speaker | Dr. Jack Lin
Director, UCI Epilepsy Center

Let's start the year out right by learning the latest information on treatments, research and epilepsy news, presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s December Conference. This is always an exciting presentation that brings our members renewed hope for seizure control. Together, let’s resolve to make 2015 a year where we UnSeize the Day, improve our quality of life through building independence, increase social connections, and practice gratitude.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Seizure Recognition and First Aid | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

We are presenting our SR&FA in place of Epilepsy 101 for this month. Start the new year off with our one hour presentation, designed for adults and those supervising children on how to recognize a seizure and when to administer first aid. Bring your questions!

Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Winter Wonderland with Hot Chocolate
Craft | Scarves and snow flakes 
Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Games | Don't Break the Ice and "FREEZE" Dance

Circle Time | Circle time with friends where we kindly share a topic.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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December 12, 2014 | Holiday Party

Oh, what fun we will have celebrating the holiday together!

Date | Friday, December 12, 2014, 6-9pm
Location | First Presbyterian Church
7702 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683

• Santa • Dinner and Dessert Table • Sant's Workshop • Talent Show • Raffle • Teen Activity • Special Gift for first 50 people to RSVP.

December’s Support Groups will meet for our Holiday Party. Reservations are required by email rsvp@esnoc.org or call (714) 916-0456.

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November 14, 2014 | Talk with the Doc

Talk to the Docs | November 14, 2014

We have designed a fun and social One Stop Epilepsy Event for Patients and Families. Meet and Greet with Orange County’s Epileptologists and Epilepsy Center Staff. This is your opportunity to get to know your community experts and learn about epilepsy centers and their comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatments and care. Is your teen transitioning to an adult epileptologist? Come out and meet the directors of Orange County’s Adult Epilepsy Centers. Bring your questions, learn, and live your best life!

  • 6:00-6:20 pm
    Lite Dinner sponsored by Lundbeck
    Socialize
    Visit Epilepsy Spirit Table offers Purple Ribbons, Lanyards, and/or pencils for a donation.
  • 6:20-6:30 pm
    Welcome Announcements
  • 6:30-8:00 pm
    ESN Members have an opportunity to get epilepsy specific information from: Pediatric and Adult Epileptologists, Epilepsy Neurosurgeon, CHOC Clinical Educators, Department of Pharmacy, Epilepsy Neuropsychologists, Geneticists, and Psychologists
  • 8:00-8:10 pm
    Transition to Panel Discussion Dessert and Coffee Served
  • 8:10-8:50 pm
    Panel Discussion — Topics include
    1. Brand Vs. Generic Medications
    2. Ideal Time for Epilepsy Surgery
    3. Biogenetics and Epilepsy

First 50 RSVPs will receive a Mobe pedometer or Diastat Case. Please note: FFC - Childcare reservations for this meeting are MANDATORY. Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Take my reservation

at CHOC Harold Wade Education Center
CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor
1201 W. La Veta Ave 
Orange, CA 92868 (Get Campus map)

Below is a confirmed list of attending doctors, specialists and professionals.
CHOC Children Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Mary Zupanc, Epileptologist
Dr. Lilly Tran, Neurologist
Dr. Andrew Mower
Dr. Joffre Olaya

CHOC Neuropsychology Team
Dr. Jonathon Romain, PhD
Dr. Amy Veenstra, Fellow
Dr. Lauren Barrett, Fellow
Courtney Malave, MSW

CHOC Pharmacy Team
Dr. Grace Lee, Clinical Educator, Department of Pharmacy
Dr. Fiona Lam
Dr. Jessie Kim

UCI Adult Epilepsy Center
Dr. Mona Sazgar
Dr. Jack Lin
Dr. Lilit Mnatsakanyan, Adult Epileptologist
Dr.  Neil Sen -Gupta
Sohayla Karrat, RN
Virginia Monsanto, RN
Laurie Gumser

UCI Genetic Center
Dr. Neda Zadeh

Hoag Epilepsy Center
Dr. David Millett

Private Psychologists
Dr. Phyllis Larkin


Other Meetings and Activities this same night...

Epilepsy 101 | Canceled for this meeting.

Emotional Support Group for Parents | Canceled for this meeting.

Teen Club | 6:30-9:00 pm
Purple Party
Epilepsy Awareness Month, Games and Music
with Jennifer Leath, PsyD

Friday Friend's Club (formerly Childcare) | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Purplelalapalooza
  • Purple People Eater Dance
  • Positive Purple Prizes
  • Thankful Purple Tiles

Reservations are mandatory. Please reserve early.

Epilepsy Spirit Tables Donate to epilepsy awareness and receive Purple Pins for family, teachers, etc.

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November 2 and 16, 2014 | Izza Pizzeria Fundraiser
Thank you San Clemente Junior Woman's
Club for supporting our awareness efforts!

Pizza with a Conscience- Izza Pizza

On Sundays, November 2nd and 16th, from 4-9pm, the San Clemente Junior Woman's Club is partnering with Izza Pizzeria to raise money for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Celebrate November by joining us for a great dinner and sharing in their efforts to advocate for people with epilepsy. Izza Pizzeria restaurant has generously offered to donate 10% of all sales on both nights to Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County. Invite or forward this event to your friends and family.

Izza Pizzeria
Camino De Estrella,
San Clemente, CA 92672

Ph: (949) 248-4925

Izza Pizzeria offers Coastal Feel with Classic Italian Atmosphere. We offer Neapolitan Pizza, New Artisian Specialty Pizzas and Award Winning Numero Uno Thick Crust as well as assortment of pastas, salads and deserts.

See you there, let's paint the town purple!

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November 5 and 6, 2014 | Disneyland Awareness Days

2nd Annual, Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland!
Nov 5th, Expo Day and Nov 6th, Disnelyand

We are among the epilepsy partners involved in this special Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland. Help us bring epilepsy out of the shadows by joining ESNOC families for a "fun filled-day of inclusion." When purchasing your Disneyland Tickets, please click on Epilepsy Support Network under Partner Organization.

New Event Expo | Thursday, November 5
Be sure to visit us at our table in the Expo!!!
Resort Day | Friday, November 6
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Be sure to meet us at the park!

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets by visiting EpilepsyAwarenessDay.org

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October 17, 2014 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents & Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Sleep

Speaker for Parents | Dr. Anjalee W. Galion, Neurology, CHOC Children's Specialists                  
Speaker for Adults | Dr. David Millett, Epileptologist, Director, Hoag Epilepsy Program

Sleep issues are among the most critical problems facing people with epilepsy. You may be unaware of the seizures that occur during your or your child's sleep. People with epilepsy have been known to suffer a significantly higher rate of sleep disturbances which can be associated with greater academic, work, social and attention problems. Because lack of sleep is a trigger for seizures, achieving healthy sleep on a regular basis is essential for improving the quality of life.
Learn about the importance of and how to get healthy sleep. Drs. Galion and Millett will discuss common sleep issues and cover related topics such as melatonin and medications that can affect sleep.
Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions!Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Halloween Party – Wear your costumes for fun and games

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:45 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Halloween Spooktacular Party & Costume Parade

  • Ghoulish Party Games and Prizes
  • Wicked Snacks
  • Howling Music
  • Trick or Treat Extravaganza

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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October 11, 2014 | Teen Meet Up

ESN Teen Club Meet Up

The 26th Annual Benefit Show, Police K9 Demonstration will provide our teens with a great opportunity to practice social skills learned in Teen Club!  The teen group size is limited to twenty teens*, so please rsvp to Meghan Metzger.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Meet at Glover Stadium, 1125 N La Palma Pkwy, Anaheim, 92801
Due to limited staffing, all teens must be self sufficient.
*Free for the teen group
Call for details 714-916-0456

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September 12, 2014 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents & Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy Treatments Focusing on Surgery:
Curative, Palliative, VNS, RNS

Speakers | Dr. Mary Zupanc , Chief of Neurology, CHOC/UCI Epilepsy Center  

Dr. Z is back again! She will be discussing epilepsy surgery and who can benefit from surgical interventions. In some cases, surgery can be a cure for Epilepsy.  Epilepsy surgery is a procedure to remove the seizure-producing area of the brain or limit the spread of seizure activity. Curative procedures, such as lobectomy, cortical excision, or hemispherectomy aim to remove the area of the brain (seizure focus) causing seizures. Palliative procedures, such as corpus callosotomy or vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), aim to reduce seizure frequency or severity.                    

  • Do you know what seizure types are treatable by epilepsy surgery?
  • Have you or your child failed more than 2 medications?
  • Do you or your child have focal epilepsy?
  • When does epilepsy surgery offer a chance for a cure?

Epilepsy surgery is an area that continues to grow and can yield positive results in well selected surgical candidates! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about life saving treatment options. 

Lite dinner will be served


Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:45 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Back to School Goals: | New Year and Making new Friends

****Teens will work together to plan an outing to Sky High

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

End of Summer Bash
Craft | Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.
Circle Time | Circle time with friends we will share the new school year news.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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August 8, 2014 | Support Group Meeting

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group for Parents & Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy Medications and Side Effects
from a Pharmacist’s Point of View

Speakers | CHOC, Clinical Education Department of Pharmacy
Grace Lee
, Pharm. D., BCPS
Fionna Lam, Pharm. D.
Jessie Kim, Pharm. D.

Join us as we learn important information about Epilepsy Medications and Side Effects from a Pharmacist’s Point of View.  Our expert speakers with doctorates in pharmacy, Grace Lee, Fionna Lam and Jessie Kim, will be presenting on everything you need to know about epilepsy medications and side effects.   Many people are concerned about epilepsy medications and side effects.  Medication compliance and proper use for maximum benefits will also be addressed.  Whether you are familiar with epilepsy medications or brand new to epilepsy and treatment, you will take away something from this presentation as our speakers share their expert knowledge, years of experience and current research regarding medications specific to you or your child’s epilepsy.  Below are some highlights of the presentation:

  • Anti-epileptic Concepts 101
  • Drug information on the top 17 drugs most commonly used by CHOC
  • Tips on Improving Compliance
  • Drug levels: What are they for?
  • Description of our Services
  • Q and A: AED information questions from attendees

Adult Social Gathering | 6-7pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Creative Expression Art Project | Show off your creative side through Games and Art. We will continue our planning for the Teen Outing at Sky High.

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Summer Camp Out | Get your pajamas on for the a make believe sleepover with your friends! Bring a sleeping bag/blanket/pillow, play board games and/or watch a movie. We will make and enjoy Pizza and Popcorn.
Craft | Make Dream Catchers, Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.
Circle Time | Circle time with friends we will share pizza and popcorn.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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July 11, 2014 | Diagnosing Seizure Types and Syndromes

Topic | Diagnosing Seizure Types and Syndromes
Speaker | Dr. Mary Zupanc
Medical Director, CHOC Epilepsy Program

We are delighted to have Dr. Mary Zupanc, our best attended speaker, discuss diagnosing Seizure Types and Syndromes. Diagnosis directs treatment, therefore, an accurate diagnosis is essential for receiving the most effective treatment to stop seizures. Dr. Zupanc has 30 years of epilepsy experience and ranks among the foremost in the world in epilepsy diagnosis, care and treatment. Anyone, in the diagnostic stage of epilepsy, should attend this important presentation. It will be invaluable in helping you get the care and attention you, or your child, deserve.


Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Express Yourself | Show off your creative side through Games and Art. Join us and plan the Teen Outing at Sky High

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Summer Camp Out | Join your friends for a friday camp out playing games, making crafts and circle time!
Craft Make a Lantern and Pine Cone Animal Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.
Circle Time | Circle time with friends we will sing Camp Fire songs and eat Smores!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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June 13, 2014 | Seizure Recognition & First Aid

Seizure Recognition and First Aid

Speakers | Janna Moore and Meghan Metzger
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Do you know what to do in case of a prolonged seizure?  Do you know when a seizure turns into a medical emergency?  Who would know what to do if you or your loved one had a seizure?

Keep your family safe this summer and join us this Friday for Seizure Recognition and First Aid.  This is your opportunity to invite family members, friends, neighbors or care takers who may be in the position to respond to a seizure.
  • Summer Seizure Safety (i.e. seizures in water, heat exhaustion)
  • Identifying and removing seizure triggers
  • Helpful tips to manage seizures while traveling or away from home
  • What to do in case of an emergency- Do you have emergency medication?
  • Free Diastat Cases for first 25 callers who RSVP

Presentation will include handouts, video and demonstrations with medical manikin.  Reduce your stress level to make your summer and vacations truly enjoyable.  Don’t wait for an emergency to make a plan! 

Don’t miss our Epilepsy Walk 2014 Appreciation and Celebration dinner with cake!! Fundraising Total Reveal at celebration. Make your reservation.


Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Summer Luau Find out how low you can Limbo.

Craft | Make a flower lei. Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | Circle time with friends will share ideas for fun a summer while sharing a yummy fruit bowl.

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing. (Childcare for ages 2-13 years)

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May 17, 2014 | Epilepsy Walk Orange County

We ask that you save this date, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Together we will share another wonderful day with our friends and families! Read more...

Epilepsy Walk OC
Visit our Fundraising website at
www.epilepsywalkoc.kintera.org



Like our Epilepsy Walk OC Facebook Page


DOWNLOAD FORMS

Sponsor Form/Registration

Corporate Sponsor Forms
Silent Auction Letter
Wish List Form

Event Poster, 11 x 17"
Event Flyer, 8.5 x 11"

May 9, 2014 | Social Security Disability and SSI

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
for Parents and Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Social Security Disability and SSI
Speaker | Ethan K. Pham, Attorney at Law

Find out whether you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and the process and criteria used to determine eligibility.

Mr. Pham is a board member and past chairman of the Social Security Section of the Orange County Bar. He will discuss what a claimant needs to get approved for Social Security Disability and SSI. The discussion will focus on claimants with seizures.

    Presentation will include:
  • What is Social Security Disability and SSI
  • Who qualifies as disabled
  • Epilepsy as a disabling condition according to SSA
  • 5-step sequential evaluation process
    in determining disability
  • What to expect when filing for disability

Make your reservation.


Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm

Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

This group focuses on Self Awareness and Esteem, Building and Sustaining Friendships, Social Planning and Social Responsibility.
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Warm up for the Walk

Wear comfortable clothing (sweats) we are doing yoga!

Then, at circle time we will give friends a turn to tell us a little about their team while sharing a healthy snack. I am also going to bring a simple craft to make for mother's day...


Craft | Customize a water bottle and make a small gift for Mom! Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | we will give friends a turn to tell us a little about their team while sharing a healthy snack. Kids will be playing games and activities focusing on cold weather fun!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing.

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April 27, 2014 | Tune in to 100.3fm

Epilepsy: We are Talking about it and Walking about it! 

Tune in to The Sound, 100.3, Southern California’s Classic Rock Radio this Sunday morning, April 27th, at 7:30 am, as Janna Moore, Exec. Dir. of Epilepsy Support Network and Dr. Lily Tran, Pediatric Epileptologist at CHOC, Talk about living your best life while facing epilepsy. Listen in the Cloud

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April 11, 2014 | Epilepsy and Emotional Health

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
for Parents
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Epilepsy and Emotional Health
Speaker | Dr. Grace Mucci, Director, CHOC Pediatric Psychology
Dr. Jonathan Romain, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Amy Veenstra, Neuropsychologist Fellow

We are delighted to have three neuropsychologists presenting this Friday evening.  Dr. Mucci's team will help us better understand the most common co-morbidities seen in pediatric (including teen, young adult, adult) epilepsy; Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, Impulsivity, Emotional Lability, etc...  The Neuropsychology team will  help parents recognize these conditions and also explain when to seek treatment for the conditions.  We will also learn how to find professionals who are qualified to treat the co-morbidities of epilepsy.  Join us and learn how to support your child's emotional health.  Make your reservation.


EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
for Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | Employment and Epilepsy: Overcoming Obstacles
Speaker | Lloyd Saposnek,
Disability Specialist, One Stop Center

Mr. Saposnek will discuss the definition of a disability and how to use your abilities to outweigh and overcome obstacles facing individuals with epilepsy as they pursue meaningful employment. The primary objective of the Disability Program Navigator is to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 


Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Spring Break - Conversations and Plans
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Director | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Craft | Hop on Over and Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | Kids will be playing games and activities focusing on cold weather fun!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing.

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March 14, 2014 | Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy and More!!!

Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy

Join us and learn about the latest therapeutic diets helping to control seizures.  

Speaker | Dr. Lily Tran
Pediatric Epileptologist, CHOC
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Dr. Lily Tran will discuss the Ketogenic Diet, Low Glycemic Index Diet (LGID), Modified Atkins and Atkins Diet.  How do they help seizure control? What seizure types/syndromes respond best to dietary therapies?  When is it time to consider the Ketogenic diet or another dietary therapy?  What are the side effects?  All this and more, will be discussed as well as a Q and A period following the presentation.  Make your reservation.
 

Adult Social Gathering
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us and meet other adults with epilepsy to share experiences, answer questions and meet new friends! Precedes the Educational Support Group.


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Learn the important facts about epilepsy regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and emergency medications. This valuable information will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes often encountered by those less knowledgeable about epilepsy. Bring your questions! Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

St. Patricks Day PartyWear Green! Play games and discuss how to increase your luck. Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Provider | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Lucky Night! Wear Green!  "Try Your Luck Bingo," and make a craft Enjoy Shamrock shaped PB&J and rainbow fruit skewers.

Craft | Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | Why do You Feel Lucky?

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing.

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March 8, 2014 | UC Irvine Health Epilepsy Symposium

9th Annual
UC Irvine Health
Epilepsy Symposium

ESNOC is pleased to promote the 9th Annual Epilepsy Symposium Epilepsy Therapy: From Breakthroughs to Patient Care.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jacqueline A. French, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director of Translational Research & Clinical
Trials, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
President of the American Epilepsy Society

Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Director, Carol and James Herscot Center for
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical
School, Boston, MA

The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California
Registration, 7:30am
$25 Patient/Family member

RSVP early to UCI in order to get a seat as this event does reach full capacity. This year’s registration will be handled “online” for those paying with a credit card. Registration online

For more information, call 714-456-7200, email lgumser@uci.eduDownload brochure/registration form for registering by mail or fax.

Sponsored by

Please share this invitation with your with your doctors/medical team (pediatricians, primary care physicians, neurologists, OBGYN, psychologists, School Nurses, etc…)  to enhance the quality of life for individuals with epilepsy.  

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February 14, 2014 | Be Our Valentine!

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
for Parents and Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Be Our Valentine!

We have thought of everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s evening: dinner, chocolates, sparkling cider, masseuses, and even free childcare!

Special Event to Inspire the Valentine in You!
Topic | Nourishing Relationships for Wholehearted Living

Speaker | Dr. Phyllis Larkin
Time | 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Living with epilepsy can wear the best of us down in spirit and attitude. This presentation has been specifically designed to build resiliency for those living with chronic epilepsy. Dr. Larkin will walk us through; courage, compassion, connection and gratitude. Parents of children with epilepsy as well as adults will gain a healthier perspective by improving self compassion, resiliency, gratitude and joy. Make your reservation.
 

Adult Social Gathering: 6-7pm

Topic: Nourishing Relationships for Wholehearted Living
A Mandatory Meeting!

Phyllis LarkinSpeaker: Dr. Phyllis Larkin

Living with epilepsy can wear the best of us down in spirit and attitude. This presentation has been specifically designed to build resiliency for those living with chronic epilepsy. Dr. Larkin will walk us through; courage, compassion, connection and gratitude. Parents of children with epilepsy as well as adults will gain a healthier perspective by improving self compassion, resiliency, gratitude and joy.

Food: Dinner, Chocolates, Sparkling Cider
Valentine Theme - Wear Red!

Location: Harold Wade Education Center
Clinic level 2 of the Parking structure

near CHOC Children's Hospital
Click for CHOC Campus Map

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)

Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

If you are seeking information to help you understand your epilepsy diagnosis or are working towards seizure control, attend this informative and comprehensive class.

Epilepsy trajectory
Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinTopic: Date Night with Dr. Larkin
Discuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

Topic: discussion: Self Esteem and Self Love
Teens will play Valentine Themed Games
Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Provider | Jackie Wilson

Craft | Memory Jar – Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | Kids will share their special Valentine – Wear Red!

Valentine Snacks will be provided. Make your reservation

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing.

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January 10, 2014 | News From AES Conference

Come Celebrate, Learn and Live your Best Life!

EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES
Educational Support Group
for Parents and Adults
| 7-8:45 pm

Topic | News From American Epilepsy Society
(AES) Conference-RNS Treatment

Speaker | Dr. Mary Zupanc,
Division Chief of Neurology at CHOC and UCI

Dr. Andrew Mower, Pediatric Epileptologist, CHOC
Dr. Mower will be presenting with Dr. Zupanc. Let’s give him a warm welcome to OC from ESNOC!

You asked for it, you got it - A new location for our meetings, topic of your choice and an entire year of excellent speakers!  Join us a we learn about the latest information on treatments, research and epilepsy news, presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s December Conference. This is always and exciting presentation that brings our members renewed hope for seizure control. Together, let’s resolve to make 2014 a year where we gain better seizure control, improve our quality of life through building independence, increase social connections, and practice gratitude.


Adult Social Hour | 6-7 pm


Epilepsy 101 | 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Janna L. Moore, MPA

Special Presentation | Seizure Recognition & First Aid
Make your reservation
Childcare available upon request


Emotional Support Group for Parents| 6-7 pm
Facilitator | Phyllis Larkin, PsyD

Phyllis LarkinDiscuss your issues with our licensed psychologist, Dr. Phyllis Larkin, in a safe and supportive environment. This is a free, one-hour session among compassionate parents, who also have children affected by epilepsy. Childcare available upon request, make your reservation.


Teen Club | 7-8:30 pm
Facilitator | Jennifer Leath, Psyd

New Year Resolution and How to Make It Real
Teens will start the new year with success as their goal. Teens will share their resolutions and Dr. Leath will guide them through the steps necessary to make them real. Make your reservation


Friday's Friends Club| 6-8:30 pm
A childcare program for parents attending our meetings
Chidcare Provider | Jackie Wilson
Make your reservation

Craft | Make and Take, developing fine motor skills and building their attention span.

Circle Time | Winter Snow Night, kids will be playing games and activities focusing on cold weather fun!

In order to best serve the children we require your RSVP by email or call 714-916-0456 as soon as possible, to ensure proper staffing.

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December 13, 2013 | Holiday Party

Make the meaning of the season deeper, our friendships stronger and all hopes brighter!

December 13th Support Groups will meet at: First Presbyterian Church of Westminster. Located at 7702 Westminster Bl, Westminster, CA 92683. The fun will begin at 6-9pm.

Please join Epilepsy Support Network staff, board of directors, volunteers and members from all the support groups, and their families for a joyful Holiday Party.

There will be pasta dinner, warm drinks, a visit from Santa, collectible wooden toys for the children, teen scavenger hunt, Santa’s Craft Workshop, dessert table, holiday raffle, special gift for adults with epilepsy and parents (1 per family). Does your child/teen have a talent to share? If so, sign them up for our Winter Talent Show for Kids and Teens.

If you would like to bring Holiday Raffle Item, dessert or water, it will be greatly appreciated.

Please, RSVP to this event so we can have plenty for everyone!

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November 8, 2013 | Talk with the Docs
Talk to the Doc Event at CHOC Harold Wade Education Center
CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor
1201 W. La Veta Ave 
Orange, CA 92868 (map)

In celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month, A One Stop Event. Meet Orange County's finest epilepsy specialists and bring your questions. You won't want to miss this opportunity!

CHOC Children Neuroscience Institute
Dr. Mary Zupanc, Epileptologist
Dr. Lilly Tran, Neurologist
Aliza Riba, MSN, RN, CPNP; Epilepsy Surgery Coordinator

CHOC Neuropsychology Team
Grace Mucci, PhD, ABPdN
Jonathon Romain, PhD
Courtney Malave, Social Worker

CHOC Pharmacology
Dr. Grace Lee, Clinical Educator, Department of Pharmacy
Dr. Katy Tu, Clinical Educator, Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager

UCI Adult Epilepsy Center
Dr. Lilit Manatsakanyan, Adult Epileptologist
Sohayla Kharrat, Nurse Manager
Virginia Mansanto, RN

UCI Genetic Center
Dr. Neda Zadeh

Featuring an Epilepsy Panel Discussion
  • Medical Marijuana (CBD) Dr. Mary Zupanc
  • Psychogenic Seizures, Dr. Grace Mucci
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients (SUDEP) Panel
  • Q&A, Bring your questions for our specialists

Take my reservation

Please note: FFC - Childcare reservations for this meeting are MANDATORY.


Other Meetings and Activities this same night...

Epilepsy 101 | Canceled for this meeting.

Emotional Support Group for Parents | Canceled for this meeting.

Teen Club | 6:00-9:00 pm
Teens will be discussing an “Attitude of Gratitude” with Jennifer Leath, PsyD

Friday Friend's Club (formerly Childcare) | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Reservations are mandatory. Please reserve early.

Epilepsy Spirit Tables Donate to epilepsy awareness and receive Purple Pins for family, teachers, etc.

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November 7, 2013 | Disneyland, Epilepsy Awareness Day

Support Epilepsy Awareness

We are among the epilepsy partners involved in this special Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland. Help us bring epilepsy out of the shadows by joining ESNOC families for a "fun filled-day of inclusion."

Thursday, November 7
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim

Get more information.

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Your donation goes directly toward supporting the ESNOC programs and services to the 32,000 people diagnosed with epilepsy in Orange County. Donate Here

NEW! Spanish for our Expert Speaker Series
Traductor de español para nuestro experto Speaker Series
Click for Billingual Flyer

Meeting Times

Choc Tower
PROGRAMS
TIME
FACILITATOR
Epilepsy 101 6-7 pm Janna Moore, MPA
Emotional Support Group for Parents 6-7 pm Phyllis Larkin, PsyD
Educational Support Group for Parents 7-8:30 pm Janna Moore, MPA
Traductor de español 7-8:30 pm Alexandra Morales
Educational Support Group for Adults 7-8:30 pm Jim & Joan Ashlock
Teen Club 6-8:30 pm Denise Kwan
Childcare
Reservation required
6-8:30 pm Chantel Rothenburger
Childcare Program Specialist Leah Figueroa
Mom's Night Out 4pm - ?? Staff
Online Support Group for Parents Jill Foster
Director of Programs Meghan Metzger

download pdf General Program Flyer

download pdf Seizure Recognition & First Aid

download pdf Building a Healthy Brain

download pdf Expert Speaker Series, Billingual

Directions to Support Meetings

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.

Get the CHOC Campus Map

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


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