Texas Epilepsy Support Groups
EFTX Houston Support Group – Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
EFTX Collin County Support Group – Meets 3rd Thursday of each month
EFTX DFW 20 Somethings Support Group – Meeting dates vary by month
EFTX Fort Worth Epilepsy Support Group – 2019 Meeting Dates
June 13th, August 8th, October 3rd, December 6th
Cook Children’s Medical Center Support Group – Meets the second Thursday of every other month
EFTX Pasadena Parent Support Group – Meets on the third Wednesday of the month
Children’s Medical Center, Dallas – Spanish Parent Support Group – This group meets 4 times a year.
UT Southwestern Epilepsy and Seizure Support Group
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Support Group – Meets on the first Thursday of every month
Visit Texas Epilepsy Support Groups for additional information regarding Meeting dates times and contacts.
Resources for Clinicians
The Depression handouts were created as quick reference resource tools for epilepsy healthcare clinicians and cover features of depression, epidemiology, diagnostic considerations, treatments, and resources for persons with epilepsy.
Screening for Psychosocial Comorbidities:
These documents contain quick screening questions for use in routine clinic visits to assess cognition, social problems and mental health. Separate adult and pediatric screenings provide age-appropriate questions and suggestions.
Resources For Teachers and Schools:
- Education Programs that can help school nurses, teachers and other school personnel better support a student with seizures.
- Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts is an epilepsy awareness program for high school teens to dispel myths and reduce misunderstanding about epilepsy.
- Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Storm is an epilepsy educations awareness program for middle school students.
- Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit: A Resource for Parents with a Newly Diagnosed Child (National Center for Project Access at the national Epilepsy Foundation)
School and Child Care Materials
– an overview of issues children might face and regulations that can protect them
– a comprehensive guide to help parents protect their children’s rights
- Information for your child’s school:
- Forms and communication tools that can help school nurses and teachers understand what epilepsy is and know what to do in case of a seizure
- Education Programs for school nurses and other school personnel available online or through your local Epilepsy Foundation
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