Transition Workshop Series

2022 Series Sponsored By:


The Transition Workshop Webinar Series aims to address important topics necessary for youth and young adults living with epilepsy to successfully navigate their transition to adulthood. Each workshop is designed to provide guidance, direction, and support for individuals living with epilepsy as well as their families, caregivers, and support team. Each workshop will feature a guest speaker covering transition topics related to medicine and the healthcare system, workforce readiness, mental health, and more.

For helpful resources and recorded sessions from the 2021 & 2022 Transition Workshop Series CLICK HERE!

Brought to you by their Young Adult Council, our friends at CHOP have launched a new webpage for those transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers! Website:! 

Also, the PEAL Center is a great organization that provides support and guidance for families and individuals with special healthcare needs, especially in terms of education & transitions. Check them out at:

Recordings of Transition Workshop Series 2022:

Workshop 4: Self Care and Independence, Saturday, April 23, 2022

Title: Stress Management and Positive Coping Skills in Epilepsy

Speaker: Dr. Carinna Scotti-Degnan, Pediatric Psychologist at CHOP

Title: Seeking Support: Accessing Behavioral Health Resources

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Riisen, Pediatric Psychologist at CHOP


Title: MTV Program: Mentoring/Transitioning/Voices

Speaker: Mary Beth Morgan, Independent Living Specialist- Youth Transition from Liberty Resources Inc.

Workshop 3: Employment and Vocational Training, Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Title: Employment Rights & Accommodations

Speaker: Mark Natale, Attorney at Malamut & Associates

Title: Vocational Training Services from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Speaker: Jamie Luthy, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Philadelphia

Workshop 2: Higher Education, Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Title: Transition: High School to Post-Secondary Education and Training

Speaker: Dr. Domenico Cavaiulo, Professor in the Dept. of Special Education and Rehabilitation at East Stroudsburg University

Title: Panel for Higher Education

Speakers:  Seamus Hanrahan, Erin Seiler, Matt Steele, and Dana Pirolli (Young adults diagnosed with epilepsy share their experiences in higher education and life after highschool and college)

Workshop 1: Medical & Healthcare Transitions, Saturday, April 2, 2022

Photos Here!

Title: Transition- Are you ready?

Speaker: Dr. Lawrence E. Fried, Attending Physician, Division of Neurology, Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Title: Growing up with Epilepsy

Speaker: Dr. Akila Venkataraman, Pediatric Neurologist, Geisinger Medical Center


Epilepsy Transition Social Groups

Teen Education & Support Group

Ages 13-15, Tuesdays, January 24 – February 28, 5:30-6:30pm

Ages 16-19, Thursdays, January 26 – March 2, 5:30-6:30pm

Live on Zoom

The EFEPA is proud to announce our first education and support group designed specifically for youth with epilepsy. Teens ages 13-19 with an epilepsy diagnosis are invited to join us for the pilot 6-week program, which will meet once a week, virtually on Zoom. 

Meetings are FREE to attend and will cover a variety of topics and age-appropriate discussions relevant to growing up with epilepsy. EFEPA facilitators aim to empower and support and educate teen participants through open discussion, socialization, and connection to a system of mutual peer support.

To RSVP, please register HERE!

Still have questions? Please contact our Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec at [email protected], or (215) 629-5003 x103.