Discovering My Epilepsy Family Support Group


To Join the Matty Fund Family and the Discovering My Epilepsy Family Support Group please submit a Family Intake Form. Then join the The Discovering My Epilepsy Support Group on Facebook, simply log into your Facebook account and search for “Discovering My Epilepsy.”

Discovering My Epilepsy is a support group for children and teens living with epilepsy and their families. Our goal is to help one another understand the many life changes associated with epilepsy. Our Support group meetings provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment, the opportunity to meet new friends, and create a support network for children with epilepsy, siblings, parents and/or caregivers. Click Here for the 2013/2014 Discovering My Epilepsy Family Support Group Meeting Schedule

When: The Discovering My Epilepsy Support Group meets September – June (Please note: In October the Pumpkin Festival Family Events are planned in lieu of meetings)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

September 2013 – June 2014 meeting locations and group facilitators…

Lincoln: At Lonsdale Elementary School – School Gymnasium, 270 River Rd., Lincoln, RI  02865 – Lincoln Support Group facilitator: Michelle Dexter – Email:

Newport County: At St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI  02842. Newport County Facilitators: Samantha Hines – Email: and Bethany Gilpin – Email:

Wakefield: At the Matty Fund Epilepsy Resource Center, 10 High Street – suite F, Wakefield, RI 02879 – Wakefield Support Group facilitators: Nicole Ingram - Email:

Warwick: At Kent Hospital in the Doctor’s Auditorium meeting room* 455 Toll Gate Road. Warwick, RI    02886 – Warwick
Support group Facilitators: Nick and Kate Santangelo – email


For planning purposes registration is recommended; contact the Matty Fund by phone at 401-789-7330, or by email to to rsvp.

Are you a new Matty Fund Family? Please tell us how your are currently feeling by completing a quick (really quick)  Parent/Caretaker Survey.  Your responses will help us to asses your current feelings and then allows us to measure progress (we’ll ask you to complete the same 9 questions in about 6 months).