Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Navigating School with Narcolepsy

Students with narcolepsy and hypersomnia have the right to an equitable education. How can schools and families work together to ensure opportunities for success? Project Sleep and special guests, 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients Kenya Gradnigo and Danielle Brooks discussed in “Navigating School with Narcolepsy.” Watch the video and download the toolkit below.

Navigating School with Narcolepsy Podcast

Navigating School with Narcolepsy Toolkit

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert toolkits accompany each broadcast. The toolkits are designed for people living with narcolepsy and their loved ones to offer new tools, tips, and perspectives on navigating narcolepsy.

Navigating School with Narcolepsy Video

Meet Our Guests:

Kenya Gradnigo of Opelousas, Louisiana, was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy when she was eight years old. In 2015, she received Project Sleep’s Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship as she began her undergraduate degree at Northwestern State University. Currently, Kenya is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at Louisiana College.

Danielle Brooks of Dacula, Georgia, was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy during her freshman year of high school. She was awarded a Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship from Project Sleep as she started her undergrad degree at the University of Georgia in 2015. Danielle recently graduated from Georgia State University with a Master of Science in communication sciences and disorders, and is now working as a school speech language pathologist.

Project Sleep’s live broadcast series Narcolepsy Nerd Alert takes a deeper dive into specific topics related to narcolepsy. Hosted by award-winning geek Julie Flygare, each live event invites fellow #NarcolepsyNerds to explore unique aspects of the narcolepsy experience, contemplate bold questions, and learn from each other.

Tune in to Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live events on Project Sleep’s Facebook page on the last Wednesday of every month. View all broadcasts and explore upcoming topics on our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert page.

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