Support Groups/EPI Rec/EPI Art/Project Uplift

We host networking, support, wellness, and recreational groups as well as social events for people affected by epilepsy of all ages, providing opportunities for those impacted by seizures to meet others who are confronting similar challenges.


Currently offered groups:

Rochester Epilepsy Network

A monthly networking group for parents and adults with epilepsy. When offered in-person, a dinner is provided. This group meets on the first Thursday of every month (except July & August) from 6-7:30pm.

Syracuse Epilepsy Network

A monthly networking group for parents and adults with epilepsy. When offered in-person, a dinner is provided. This group meets on the second Thursday of every month (except July & August) from 6-7:30pm.

Binghamton Epilepsy Network

A monthly networking group for parents and adults with epilepsy. When offered in-person, a dinner is provided. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month (except July & August) from 6-7:30pm.

EPI Rec

A Rochester-based recreation program that meets monthly at various venues around the area. Past activities have included bowling, mini golfing, and virtual Bingo. This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, often from 5-6pm, but times can vary per activity.

Project Uplift

A 6-week, evidence-based program that teaches adults with epilepsy positive coping skills for dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety. This group is offered at various times during the year.

Positive Vibes

A 6-week, program that’s specifically geared to help young adults with epilepsy and I/DD better manage stress and anxiety.

EPI ART

A 6-week art therapy program for people with epilepsy designed to provide a safe space to talk about the challenges epilepsy and seizures can present while creating expressive art. This group is offered once per year. Groups meet both in-person and virtually; and most are offered at no cost. Some recreation programs may have a nominal cost. For more information, fill out the form below and one of our epilepsy educators will contact you!

Contact Us

EAWCNY has epilepsy educators focused on providing information and support to children, adults, and families dealing with the challenges of epilepsy. Contact the epilepsy educator in your area if you have questions about epilepsy, seizures or wish to learn more about our services.

Western NY/Finger Lakes/Rochester

Michael Radell
Education Coordinator/Camp Director
Phone: (585) 442-4430 ext. 2741
Email: mradell@epiny.org

Central/Syracuse and Southern Tier/Binghamton Regions

Kristen Oderkirk, MSW
Community Educator
Phone: (315) 477-9777 ext. 2906
Email: koderkirk@epiny.org