Transition Programs

Transition Programs 2022-04-23T21:56:44-04:00

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: https://www.chop.edu/pages/helping-teens-epilepsy-transition-adult-care! 

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

The Next Step Programs- Epilepsy Transition Social Groups

14-17 year old group: Wednesdays, March 16- May 4, 2022 from 6-7pm

18+ group: Tuesdays, March 15- May 4, 2022 from 6-7pm

Virtually on Zoom

The EFEPA is proud to partner with The Next Step Programs for their upcoming Epilepsy Transition Social Groups!

TSG Epilepsy is a program that is designed to support teens 14-17 and young adults ages 18+ living with epilepsy. Through the course of these 8-weeks, we will cultivate an environment in which participants can feel open to sharing personal experiences they have gone through in regards to living with Epilepsy. Additionally, TSG Epilepsy is a place for teens and young adults to learn more about what they need to be aware of as they are transitioning into independence & adulthood and living with Epilepsy. TSG Epilepsy is a place for individuals to have fun, make connections with others, and forget about the stressors of everyday life

To register, or for more information about The Next Step Programs and their Transition Social Group, please visit The Next Step websiteFinancial assistance available upon request.