Embracing Holland

Motivated to Advocate with Lauren Shillinger

January 30, 2021 Lauren Shillinger Season 2 Episode 3
Embracing Holland
Motivated to Advocate with Lauren Shillinger
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Embracing Holland
Motivated to Advocate with Lauren Shillinger
Jan 30, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
Lauren Shillinger

In this episode, we chat with Lauren Shillinger, a fierce advocate for her children and the passage of Brynleigh’s Act for Seizure Safe Schools. 


We talk about:


  • Finding a cause of her daughter’s epilepsy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
  • Traveling to Texas for brain surgery
  • Learning to navigate the system
  • Turning grief and energy toward rare disease advocacy
  • The TS Alliance and her work with the Maryland chapter
  • Brynleigh’s Act for Seizure Safe Schools
  • Ways to introduce legislation
  • Giving back and finding hope
  • The joy found in paying it forward


Related episodes


Families That Advocate Together Stay Together with Laura Hatcher


Changing Spaces and Creating Hope with Christina Abernethy


Links


Maryland General Assembly - HB370


Maryland General Assembly - SB225 


Find your Maryland Representatives


Kindness is Golden book


Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, has speech and auditory processing issues


Low Intensity Support Services - LISS



Show Notes

In this episode, we chat with Lauren Shillinger, a fierce advocate for her children and the passage of Brynleigh’s Act for Seizure Safe Schools. 


We talk about:


  • Finding a cause of her daughter’s epilepsy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
  • Traveling to Texas for brain surgery
  • Learning to navigate the system
  • Turning grief and energy toward rare disease advocacy
  • The TS Alliance and her work with the Maryland chapter
  • Brynleigh’s Act for Seizure Safe Schools
  • Ways to introduce legislation
  • Giving back and finding hope
  • The joy found in paying it forward


Related episodes


Families That Advocate Together Stay Together with Laura Hatcher


Changing Spaces and Creating Hope with Christina Abernethy


Links


Maryland General Assembly - HB370


Maryland General Assembly - SB225 


Find your Maryland Representatives


Kindness is Golden book


Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, has speech and auditory processing issues


Low Intensity Support Services - LISS