Recently, we were lucky enough to have a lively conversation with a group of college students during our panel discussion: College After Epilepsy Surgery.


Some of the questions we discussed include:

  • What inspired you to pursue college? 
  • What is the difference between high school and college? 
  • What kinds of disability supports are available to you? 
  • How well does your college support your health and disability needs? 
  • Did you receive preparation before college on how to manage your health and disability support needs in college?
  • Have you been able to make social connections with other students? What helped? 
  • How has being an epilepsy surgery survivor shaped your college path?

Watch the recording of this panel discussion or read the transcript.


Here are some key resources about transitioning to college:

The Brain Recovery Project’s resources:

Additional resources:

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.