Who We Are
About Empowering Epilepsy
Empowering Epilepsy enables people with epilepsy to take charge of their lives by connecting them to experts and peers for education, care, support, and fun, family friendly events at every age and stage. Programs offered include conferences, sessions, and support groups, all with epilepsy specialists from Level 3 and 4 Epilepsy Centers. Our Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters also hosts art therapy, special events, educational sessions, and classes focused on improving participants mind, body and spirit. Our center also offers lifestyle guidance through peer and expert interactions.
Empowering Epilepsy’s mission is to show people with epilepsy and their loved ones what they CAN do to take charge of their lives.
Founded by people with epilepsy, for people with epilepsy, we are dedicated to creating a proactive, seizure controlling, preventative respite center and community for people with epilepsy and their loved ones. We provide free or low-cost programs, services, resources, and support to discover what we can do while living with seizures.
Many people with epilepsy live with their seizures alone...... they have never met or talked with anyone else who also experiences epilepsy and seizures.
To enable people with epilepsy to take charge of their lives.
Empowering Epilepsy was founded in 2014 by people in Cleveland, Ohio directly affected by epilepsy and their families. While looking for support, many people with epilepsy found limited resources and help outside of their neurologist’s office. Empowering Epilepsy’s goal is to create and maintain a caring community that empowers people with epilepsy and their families to proactively manage their seizures and take charge of their lives.
We hold annual events including 4 Purple Day Bowling Parties in Fairlawn, Parma, Solon and Warren/Youngstown, The Gunselman’s Tavern Leprechaun Chase 5K in Fairview Park, our Purple Pacers team in the Cleveland Marathon, IEP Clinics to help children with epilepsy be more successful in school, a SUDEP Action Day Talk to teach people with epilepsy and their families about Sudden Unexpected Death due to Epilepsy, an Empower Your Life Conference, with some of the top epilepsy specialists in the country speaking about proactive ways to live well with seizures, a NonEpileptic Seizure Conference in May, and Pottery Painting Parties to celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month in November.
We run monthly support groups with personalized Empowering Epilepsy Restorative Yoga in Northeast Ohio. In 2020 began our new Age Based Virtual Support Groups with a Q & A Session with an Epilepsy Specialist from a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. We participate in over 30 health and wellness fairs to empower people with epilepsy to set and reach their goals and help them realize they are not alone. We are also focused on educating the general public about epilepsy, seizures, and the centuries old stigma that can be defeated by providing accurate and up to date information.
We strive to help people with epilepsy find proactive ways to lessen their seizures, meet others who understand epilepsy, take classes, listen to speakers, and discover resources and opportunities to empower their lives.