Free Events

Studio E Drop-in Session

May 13, 2019
12:00-3:00 pm
17 N. State St., Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to offer adults living with epilepsy the opportunity to attend monthly Studio E Drop-in Sessions from 12:00-3:00 pm at our downtown office (Suite 820) at 17 N. State St. in Chicago. Materials and guidance for art and writing will be provided in a relaxed environment where creative expression and conversation are welcomed. Expressive Writing workshops are incorporated in the monthly Drop-In Sessions. No prior experience with art or writing in needed. Come to as many sessions as you like, all free of charge.

For more information, click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org

The Kids & Teens Club Gitzmo’s Fun Factory Outing
May 18, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm.
Gitzmo’s Fun Factory
66 Orland Square Dr.
Orland Park, IL 60462

This is a free event and Gitzmo’s has everything from arcade games to zip lining! Lunch will also be included.

This event is currently full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org

2019 Conferencia de Epilepsia
June 1, 2019
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Lurie Children’s Hospital
225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

El evento incluirá pláticas sobre crisis epilépticas y crisis no epilépticas, el proceso de diagnóstico, síndromes de epilepsia, tratamientos naturales, y marihuana medicinal. También incluirá mesas con mucha información sobre los recursos dispuestos en Chicago. Ya a es nuestra tercera conferencia y sigue crecer cada año. Esperamos verles allá.

El link de registro esta aqui.

Puede contactar Leigh Schommer por más información:
Lschommer@epilepsychicago.org o 312-939-8622 ext. 215


Studio E Drop-in Session
June 10, 2019
12:00-3:00 pm
17 N. State St., Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to offer adults living with epilepsy the opportunity to attend monthly Studio E Drop-in Sessions from 12:00-3:00 pm at our downtown office (Suite 820) at 17 N. State St. in Chicago. Materials and guidance for art and writing will be provided in a relaxed environment where creative expression and conversation are welcomed. Expressive Writing workshops are incorporated in the monthly Drop-In Sessions. No prior experience with art or writing is needed. Come to as many sessions as you like, all free of charge.

For more information, click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org

Camp Blackhawk: Session One
July-7-12, 2019
Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nippersink Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041

The first session of Camp Blackhawk, a free week-long retreat for kids and teens with epilepsy, will take place July 7-12, 2019. At Camp Red Leaf’s safe and medically monitored environment, kids take part in fishing, rock climbing, swimming, zip lining, arts & crafts, and more! In this unique setting, campers are surrounded – many for the first time – by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. Click here to download an application.

Please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Priority acceptance will be given to people within the Foundation’s service area. Please contact Leia Der if you have any questions at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext. 211.

Studio E Drop-in Session
July 8, 2019
12:00-3:00 pm
17 N. State St., Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60602

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to offer adults living with epilepsy the opportunity to attend monthly Studio E Drop-in Sessions from 12:00-3:00 pm at our downtown office (Suite 820) at 17 N. State St. in Chicago. Materials and guidance for art and writing will be provided in a relaxed environment where creative expression and conversation are welcomed. Expressive Writing workshops are incorporated in the monthly Drop-In Sessions. No prior experience with art or writing is needed. Come to as many sessions as you like, all free of charge.

For more information, click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org

Camp Blackhawk: Session Two
Augusts 4-9, 2019
Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nippersink Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041

The second session of Camp Blackhawk, a free week-long retreat for kids and teens with epilepsy, will take place August 4-9, 2019. At Camp Red Leaf’s safe and medically monitored environment, kids take part in fishing, rock climbing, swimming, zip lining, arts & crafts, and more! In this unique setting, campers are surrounded – many for the first time – by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. Click here to download an application.

Please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Priority acceptance will be given to people within the Foundation’s service area. Please contact Leia Der if you have any questions at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext. 211.