We’re actively recruiting parents, primary caregivers, and grandparents of children who have had epilepsy surgery for our second cohort of volunteer peer training. Peer supporters come from a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. If you meet these primary qualification and are interested in volunteering for this role, please review our program outline and training requirements, then complete our application below. 

Peer Supporter Training Overview

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. Ms. Vernick holds a level 2 certification in Special Education Advocacy Training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is certified by The ARC in future planning. She represents The Brain Recovery Project in the Rare Epilepsy Network‘s Adult Transition Taskforce and serves on the Youth Advisory Council for HOBSCOTCH (HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives), a behavioral program designed to address memory and attention problems for people who have epilepsy.