Family Services

Family Services 2017-05-04T13:50:05+00:00

It’s no secret that an epilepsy diagnosis can have a tremendous impact on the family unit. The EFEPA staff is available to help guide you with issues including but not limited to; school accommodations for a child, managing the dynamic between siblings; assisting a young adult through transitions and how to prevent caregiver burnout.

In addition, all of our events are open to family members including, but not limited to the Summer Stroll,  educational conferences and our support groups.

For parents of children with epilepsy, we have started a new Parent’s Support Group as an opportunity for parents of children of all ages to meet, discuss and share their experiences. Details are below.

Location: Grandview Hospital Community Education Room. 700 Lawn Ave Sellersville, PA 18960 Meetings are held every other month and begin at 6:30 pm.  To RSVP, please contact Sue Livingston, Education Coordinator at (215) 629-5003 x102. Co-facilitators: Sue Livingston and Bethany Goering,CRNP      

February 12, 2015
April 9, 2015
June 11, 2015
September 10, 2015
November 12, 2015

Likewise the EFEPA will host several Parent Education Programs throughout 2015! Our next program is on May 14th 2015 and will cover Epilepsy & School Accommodations with Dr. Boosara Ratanawongsa, Pediatric Neurology of the Lehigh Valley and Susan Kluge, Education Advocate for the ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The program will run from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Kasych Pavilion Room 5. Contact Ellen, for more details.

Check back for additional programs!

Contact the EFEPA for more information at:
Main Number: (215) 629-5003
PA Toll Free: (800) 887-7165