Dallas/Fort Worth Events

Stroll for Epilepsy

Our popular “Stroll for Epilepsy” is a family-oriented, noncompetitive walk in Houston, Dallas and El Paso. Visit www.strollforepilepsy.org to register or donate to this popular event that raises funds for education, advocacy services and medical programs for people with epilepsy and their caregivers.

Dallas Stroll for Epilepsy: Saturday, April 1st, 2017

El Paso Stroll for Epilepsy: Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Houston Stroll for Epilepsy: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

To learn specifically how you or your company can sponsor these events, please contact Amanda Rockwell at 888-548-9716 or via email at stroll@eftx.org.



Sharon’s Ride – Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Please join us for our 1st Annual Sharon’s Ride.Walk at Gateway Park in Fort Worth.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy a 13 mile scenic ride along the Trinity Trail or a 1 mile walk in Gateway Park. It’s a great way to raise funds and awareness for epilepsy and support Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ programs in Fort Worth!  To register or donate visit www.sharonsride.org/fortworth.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Ongoing – Online School Nurse Training

Free, Accredited, Online!

With this nationwide training, the Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ goal is to educate 800 school nurses across our service area by the end of the year! Please help us reach out to your school district to schedule a presentation or encourage them to take an online course! Each school nurse who completes the in-person or online course receives CEU credit hours. Download flyer with additional details. Contact us at 888-548-9716 or at education@eftx.org for more details or any questions!


Ongoing – Online EMS Training

Free, Accredited, Online!

Sign up at http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/firstresponders/ and click: Access Trainings! Course code is 05.

The EMS course, about 60 minutes in length, describes a variety of seizures associated with epilepsy, seizures with other potential causes, appropriate EMS response on scene, and issues to be considered when determining whether or not further medical care is warranted. CECBEMS- approved CE lesson will award 1.5 hours of continuing education credit upon successful completion.



Ongoing – Support Group Information

Fort Worth Parent Support Group

Cook Children’s Hospital


Angela Childers, RN
Epilepsy and Tuberous Sclerosis Program Coordinator

This group meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Lower Level – Medical Center Pavilion.

Everyone in the family is invited, including siblings, whether or not they are a patient at Cook Children’s. Dinner is provided.

Cook Children’s Epilepsy Support Group website

Collin County Support Group

Lone Star Neurology and VNS Therapy, along with the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and other partners, host epilepsy meetings every third Thursday of the month from 7pm – 9pm.

Adults living with epilepsy and their families are invited to join these events to talk about navigating life with epilepsy. Throughout the year, guest speakers will join the meetings to discuss various topics related to epilepsy. Refreshments are provided.

Contact Naomi Meier at (888) 548-9716 or nmeier@eftx.org for more information and to RSVP

Meeting Location:

Baylor Scott and White Centennial Hospital

12505 Lebanon Road

Frisco, Texas 75035

Children’s Medical Center Support Group

Contact Kara Morrison for more information: kara.morrison@childrens.com

Spanish speaking group meets 4 times a year.

Texas Health Resources Dallas

An education and support group for patients, family members, friends and caregivers. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 7pm-8pm.

Meeting Location:

Texas Health Resources University (located behind the hospital)

8194 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, Texas 75231

Link to the map here.

For more information, please call the facilitator at 214-345-7981

Parent and Adult Support Group

Medical City Dallas

Contact: Kristen Anderson for more info:



Meetings are held at 6:00pm every other month on the last Thursday of the month.

UT Southwestern Support Group

Contact Adriana Soniat RN

Click here for the March Meeting Flyer


214-645-8800 (please leave a message and we will return your call)

Meeting Location:

Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Dining Room Conference (by Cafeteria)

5151 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, Texas 75390

Fort Worth Library

Contact: Michelle Lee

817-392-7745 or michelle.lee@fortworthlibrary.org

Children with special needs are welcome at all library programs. The Fort Worth Library also hosts Spring Sensory Story Time which occurs on certain Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm at Summerglen Library (4205 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76109). Please contact Michelle Lee (contact info above) for meeting times.


North Texas Adult Support Group

Contact Margarette Sapon-Amoah

(214) 345-4213