Epilepsy Support Groups

Family Support Group & Children’s Expressive Arts Program

Description:

  • Children – Expressive Arts: Self exploration through the arts, working to build communication, social skills and each child’s own strengths, directed by Amara Burkesmith, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist/Educator.
  • Parents – Support Group: Open forum for discussion, information sharing and peer support for parents of children living with epilepsy, mixed with occasional guest speakers. PLEASE RSVP.

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider –  619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org

Children’s Expressive Arts Program (ages 9-12)

Description: Self exploration through the arts, working to build communication, social skills and each child’s’ own strengths, facilitated by Amara Burkesmith, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist/Educator. PLEASE RSVP.

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider –  619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org

Teen Expressive Arts

Description: For high school age teens 13-17 interested in networking with other teens and creating various projects and works of art. Teens and their teen siblings are welcome. Facilitated by Amara Burkesmith, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist/Educator. PLEASE RSVP.

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider – 619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org

Young Adults

Description: A social group for 18-35 year olds, with activities such as board games, beach volleyball, and movie nights.  PLEASE RSVP. 

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider –  619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org

Expert Speaker Series

Date/Time: 3rd Thursday of each month 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center 1230 Cleveland Ave. San Diego, CA 92130

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider – 619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org

Description: Adults with epilepsy meet monthly to hear from a variety of expert speakers on topics relevant to the community while also having the opportunity to ask questions and engage with fellow members. RSVP required 24 hours in advance.

Parent & Adult Support Group – NORTH COUNTY

Description: Facilitated forum for discussion, information sharing and peer support. Childcare provided. PLEASE RSVP. 

Contact: Shannon Wills, MSW, Program and Client Services Provider – 619.296.0161 x103 or email Shannon@epilepsysandiego.org