Transitioning to college for a teen who had epilepsy surgery in childhood may seem daunting, but it is possible for many in our community.
Here are some tips and resources for young adults in our community who want to experience college life, even for those who continue to have seizures.
- Affordable Colleges Online: Support for Students with Epilepsy
- Elizabeth Hamblet: Facebook group on college accommodations for students with Learning Disabilities and Advice and Information from College Disability Services Directors.
- Epilepsy Foundation’s Epilepsy & Seizures 24/7 Helpline
- Epilepsy Foundation’s Pursuing a Higher Education Poses Unique Challenges for Those with Epilepsy
- Healthcare.gov: A government sponsored website that explains how people with preexisting conditions can be covered under the new law
- Health Condition College Planning (fee-based service)
- Healthline: Living Alone With Epilepsy: 5 Tips for Staying Safe
- Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)
- The Mighty: What Student Life Is Like for Me as Someone With Epilepsy
- Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada: Epilepsy and College or University
- SMARTS Executive Function: Helping Students with Learning Differences Prepare for College and 4 Questions to Start College on the Right Foot
- Texas Children’s Hospital Preparing Young Adults With Epilepsy For College
- The Americans with Disabilities Act and Your Rights as a College Student
About the author
Audrey Vernick is the Director of Patient and Family Advocacy for The Brain Recovery Project. She is the parent of a child who had hemispherectomy for seizures caused by stroke and holds a level 2 certification in Special Education Advocacy Training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.